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Our Mission and Vision:

Irene's Dream, a subsidiary of KAPAAW, Inc, will provide educational and supportive services to marginalized groups, specifically single black mothers, to maximize their strengths  and build resilient communities. As a resource for single black mothers, Irene's Dream will be the premier choice for resources for single black mothers to help them by providing them with resources to decrease and eliminate obstacles and barriers to their overall success to advance professionally.


Our Values: Education and Empowerment


Our Namesake: Irene Cowan

April 20, 1932  - July 24, 2008 


She was a woman who dedicated her life to serving others. She raised her children and grandchildren to praise GOD and care for others with a kind heart and demonstrated this through her years of service at Shiloh Baptist Church. Irene did not have a lot of money to give to others in need but she had a heart of gold. Irene's Dream was established in honor of Irene who helped and supported others.

Irene's Dream Educational Program

This program includes free parenting resource groups and classes. Women who complete the program will be gifted with a free car seat and other baby items at the end!


Requirements for Registration: Single Black women under the age of 25 years old who are either pregnant (preferred) or have children under 3 years of age.

Irene's Dream Donation Closet

Accepted Used Items: Toys / Books / Clothing (Newborn-6T) / Shoes /Gift Cards / Strollers / Blankets / Baby room accessories / Swings / Crib / Stuffed Animals / Play Mats /Bottles / Cups / Baby Care Items / 

Accepted New Items Only: Wipes/ Bottles / Cups / Teethers / Baby Shampoo / Baby Lotion / Baby Care Items / Baby Food / Diapers (ALL Sizes/Brands)

We have an Amazon wish list! Items are delivered to the address of our Director of Community Outreach.


There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse our site, take a few moments to view ways we impact the community.

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