About The Caring People

The Caring People care about Single Moms. Specifically, we train and equip Caring Women from the church in mentoring Single Moms in small group settings called, “Care Groups.”

Our Mission

When you change the life of a Single Mom; you change her children’s lives as well. We’ve seen restoration and hearts healed from difficult circumstances many Single Moms experience. The ultimate goal is to disciple Single Moms. It’s our prayer they bring other Single Moms to a relationship with the Lord, find a home church, and prosper.

Care Group Resources


Founder,  JoDee Herschend is no stranger to impacting families.  The family business, Herschend Family Entertainment, owns and operates wonderful theme parks and entertainment attractions. But, JoDee Herschend knew God had a specific task for her.

JoDee turned her sights on impacting families, led by Single Moms.  She created a small group ministry model which equips Caring Women in mentoring Single Moms.  After gathering a team of trusted advisors in marketing and discipleship, JoDee and her team launched “CARE GROUPS.”

Care Groups partner Single Moms and Caring Women together weekly over a meal, discussion and often…laughter, too.  Dramatic outcomes in the lives of Single Moms occur when relying on God’s word and, in sharing burdens with each other. The model is being planted now in churches across the United States.

We invite you to join with us in this life changing mission, touching the lives of Single Moms in a real and tangible way. Volunteers are needed to grow Care Groups across the United States.

Our Team

JoDee Herschend
Cindy Shorey
Chief Executive Officer
Karen Stone
Program Rep – MO & KS
Louanne Dietrich
Director of Development
Karen Joy Wiseman
Program Rep – OK
Megan Nichols
Administrative Assistant
Jeanne Steveson
Development Assistant