• YWCA Single Mothers' Support Groups

Individual and group support

Our services for single mothers connect you to the resources and support you need to move forward.

Get the assistance you need as a single mom:

Individual support

Our family resource workers provide information, advocacy, referrals and individual support to single moms in the Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford areas, including:

  • Employment and education resources
  • Parenting resources
  • Legal/financial information and referrals
  • Resources for women who have experienced abuse in a current or past relationship
  • Housing information
  • Form completion

To learn more, please contact

Tessa Russel
tel 604 895 5849

Jenn Bateman
tel 604 619 5276

Single mothers' support groups

Weekly group meetings connect single moms in the community for peer support, resources and information. Together with other single moms, you can access the companionship and community so important to shaping your happiness and success.

Groups serve women of all ages and from all backgrounds and are based on the belief that every woman knows what she needs to achieve her goals—she just needs the opportunity to discover her potential. 

Single mothers can choose the group location that works best for them.

*Please note: our single mothers’ support groups are NOT drop-in programs - you must register and attend regularly.

Group locations:

Vancouver Groups

  • Downtown Eastside - YWCA Crabtree Corner
  • Riley Park - Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
  • West End - Gordon Neighbourhood House
  • Kitsilano - Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
  • Marpole - YWCA South Vancouver Employment Services Centre
  • Sunset - South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
  • Downtown Vancouver - YWCA Program Centre

Abbotsford Group

  • Historic Downtown - Abbotsford Community Services

Aldergrove Group

  • Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services

Burnaby Groups

  • Metrotown - Burnaby Family Life
  • North Burnaby Learning Centre

Maple Ridge Group

  • Near Haney Place Mall - Family Education and Support Centre

Surrey Groups

  • Newton - YWCA Alder Gardens
  • South Surrey - Sources Women’s Place

Tri-Cities Group

  • Lougheed & Shaughnessy - Tri-Cities East Neighbourhood Centre

Programs in Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Maple Ridge, Surrey and the Tri-Cities are fully funded by a unique partnership among Coast Capital Savings, Envision Financial and Vancity credit unions. Vancouver programs are partially funded by the City of Vancouver.

To join a Single Mothers’ Support Group, contact
YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Services
tel 604 619 5276
toll free 1 855 895 9922 (outside Metro Vancouver)