gasp /gasp/ - verb - to catch one's breath
"The very thing that I was most afraid of (failing)
is the very thing God used to push me to greatness."
GASP has a mission of advancement to becoming an organization that helps single parents to set their own goals based on sustained motivation and empowerment; develop small business plans and potentials; find and share information and resources, as well as the training necessary to survive in today’s ever-changing social, economic and legal environment.
What we do
Understanding the struggles of single parenting, founder, Tameka Anderson begins her mission for all of the single parents of the world. She knew how difficult it was for single parents who earned more income than required to receive government assistance but still not have enough to provide properly for her children. She begin to search high and low for resources that would help people like her and year after year she found nothing. This is when the concept of G.A.S.P. ministries came about.
She got the definition, in verb form that gasp means to catch one's breath so therefore she wanted the acronym for the word and developed the name God's Angel for Single Parents. This worked out perfectly! So this is how G.A.S.P. ministries was born.
Founded in love and growing in compassion, Tameka begin to write the perfect plan for assisting single parents. Through many failures, downfalls, and just all-around poor choices, she began to know more about what single parents really needed. Understanding that single parents consist of more than just women, is the reason G.A.S.P. is unique. G.A.S.P. offers support and services for anyone that is considered a single parent whether male or female.
Founder & President
Tameka Anderson, America’s F.U.N. (Families Understanding Needs) Coach, founder, of GASP Ministries, serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author of the no holds barred book, Parenting the Confident Child. Raised in Chicago’s turbulent foster care system, Anderson was determined that she would not allow her circumstances to affect her adult life, the life of her kids, or the lives of children within her reach. Holding her passion for a strong family, people and children close, Anderson set out on a mission to develop programs focused on creating an effective household, community, and well-rounded children.
Interim Executive Director
My name is Takahri Kelly. I grew up in a single-parent household in Southwest Ga. Watching my mom do any and everything to make sure we had all of what we needed and most of my wants gave me a glimpse of understanding and a strong appreciation of what single parents go through. Luckily, we had other single parents, family members, and close friends who were there for my mom to help raise me. I look around as an adult today and not a lot of kids, especially ones growing up in single-parent households, don't have that. I want to help provide other single parents relief where and when I can.