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WANDA works closely with partner organizations and individuals to recruit participants, scale our program offerings, and refer our participants to complementary programs and services. If your organization or agency is interested in discussing a partnership with WANDA, please complete our Partnership Profile form.


WANDA depends on the expertise of volunteer instructors and in-kind organizational support to deliver our program. If you feel you have something to contribute, please email [email protected] for more information.

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According to the California Budget & Policy Center 2017 report, a single parent with two children, one preschool-aged and one school-aged, needs to earn $100,440 to make ends meet in San Mateo County, or $83,715 in Santa Clara. The average WANDA applicant has an annual income of just under $40,000.


  • 19% of Bay Area families are headed by single mothers.
  • Single mother families in the Bay Area have the highest poverty rate, with 84,117 unable to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.
  • 2 out of 3 single mother families in the Bay Area fall below the Self-Sufficiency Standard; 50% of them are at least $20,000 below the standard.
  • In San Mateo County, nearly 70% of single mother households live below the Self-Sufficiency Standard.