Single Moms United was birthed from the life experiences of its founder, Anissa Green Dotson. Anissa is a motivational speaker, a MONEY Motivator, and a loving mother of one, that challenges all to "Pursue their Purpose in Life." The vision to provide 6 months of transitional housing, supply basic needs, empower women to become successful leaders, was as a direct result of homelessness in 2001. Although her professional background is Sales and Cost Analysis for over 20 years, Anissa became more passionately involved as a Philanthropist, after loosing everything she and her then 2 yr. old daughter owned in the 2001 Allison Flood of Houston, becoming a divorced single mom, and surviving the Enron demise. Her motto is "your current circumstance does NOT dictate your future." The vision of SMU is to address and develop the 5 aspects of man: Mental/Self-Esteem – mandatory classes for self-development and Leadership training developing the “greatness in you.” Financial Awareness – Credit education, budgeting and ultimately home ownership. Physical Commitment - Health/Wellness – As we change our thinking and develop our minds and souls, the body must follow suit. Social Activities – Become actively involved in community & social events, SMU socials and stepping out of their comfort zone and get to know others. Professional – Strengthen their work ethics, enhance their skill set. Develop and perfect their business and entrepreneurial skills. Set goals, track goals and report to an accountability partner and/or mentor.
...A word from the Founder/CEO
As 2018 ends, we recognize there are various challenges in our communities. My mission may not be your mission, but we all have purpose….and our goal is to encourage everyone to "Pursue your Purpose with Passion." SMU is excited to help to the women who will have a changed mindset, and realize that yes, they can 'RISE' above their current circumstance and achieve far beyond what they ever imagined! We are truly excited about our Charter Leadership program that will mold and develop these women into effective leaders and pillars of the community. We emphasize the 3 "D's" in development - Dedication, Determination and Discipline . Stressing that Failure is NOT an Option, and Quitting isn't even on the table. We must exercise the ABQ rule - Anything But Quit. We are excited to embrace 2018, with those who will Partner with us to ensure that Single Moms United can fulfill its mission of changing the lives of these women and their families. When you educate the mother, you educate the generation. Remember, Touch a child and Change a lifestyle! Support at any level makes a difference. Thank you in advance for your 2018 tax-deductible contributions.
Founder/CEO - Anissa Green Dotson
President - Sandra Lovelady
Treasurer - Karen O'Bryant
Secretary - Geraldine Royal