Group aims to support Chattanooga's single mothers, sons

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 6/9/16. Kanika Wellington, Recruiter and Talent Acquisition for T-Mobile, works in her Chattanooga office on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Wellington is a member of MAMA's (Mothers Against Malicious Acts).

If you go

What: MAMAs (Mothers Against Malicious Acts) support group meetingWhere: Carver CenterWhen: 1-3 p.m. todayWhy: To provide a support network for single moms with sonsFor more information or to contact the group go to or to Kanika Jahmila on Facebook.

A local women's group is launching a new program it hopes will help provide support to single mothers of sons, a move aimed at keeping boys off the streets and out of gangs.

"We talk about how it takes a village to raise a child, the community should be that village," said Kanika Wellington. "But I feel like right now our village is broken."