A simple message for single moms on Valentine's Day: You are not alone.

A woman stands in an office setting.
Twin Cities resident Audrey Williams organizes an annual Valentine's Day party to help build support and community among single mothers.
Courtesy of Audrey Williams

This weekend, Twin Cities resident Audrey Williams is expecting more than 50 women for her annual Valentine’s Day party.

Not just any women, but 50 single mothers — no kids allowed.

Williams is a single mom herself and has devoted her time to supporting other women who are parenting solo in the community.

She founded a nonprofit several years ago to provide diapers, offer parenting assistance and connect moms to other resources in the Minneapolis area.

She spoke with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer on the eve of her sixth annual Valentine’s party.

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