Single Mothers Support

Thankful for Connection

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a natural time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Some of the main things that come up for many of...

Celebrating YWCA Single Moms this Mother's Day

No one ever said that being a mom is easy, but being a single mom takes parenting challenges to the next level. With Mother’s Day approaching, we...

Sandy’s Story: From Survival Mode to a Promising New Beginning

When leaving violence, women and their children often find themselves without stable housing – which is the first and often hardest step towards...

How Diana Turned Her Life Around

Single mothers and their children remain the poorest families in BC – they have the most difficulty finding affordable housing and are among the most...

Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Female Friendships

While a completely fictional holiday, Galentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular. The term was first coined in 2010 by NBC sitcom ‘Parks and...

Pathways to Leadership Supports the Unique Needs of Immigrant Single Mothers

Settling in a new country poses many challenges. Accessing community, employment, language and life resources isn’t an easy task for any newcomer,...

Self-Compassion - How to Be Kind to Yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and the importance of taking ‘me time’ whenever possible. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, curling up with a good...

Single Parent Employment Initiative Removes Barriers to Meaningful Employment

In British Columbia, there are 17,000 single parents with 26,000 children on income and disability assistance. For most of these parents, being on...

The Support Snowball Effect

YWCA Single Mothers Support Services connect single mothers to resources, support and community. It can be intimidating for anyone to reach out and...

Giving back to single moms

Before I was pregnant, I didn’t give too much thought to single moms but all of that changed when I gave birth to my son, Liam. He was born on April...

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