• YWCA Single Mothers' Support Groups

Weekly group meetings connect single moms in the community for peer support, resources and information. Together with other single mothers, 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. 

COVID-19 Update: Our weekly group meetings have temporarily moved online and we will resume our in-person meetings once it's safe to do so. We continue to accept new participants. 

To join an online Single Mothers’ Support Group, contact Joann McKinlay at jmckinlay@ywcavan.org | 604 219 8952 or fill out our online form

Group locations:

All groups are currently accepting new referrals.

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

>> New ONLINE group for single mothers who have children with special needs. More info and registration here.
  • Downtown Eastside - YWCA Crabtree Corner
  • Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
  • Riley Park - Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
  • West End - Gordon Neighbourhood House
  • Kitsilano - Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
  • Sunset - South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
  • Downtown Vancouver "Baby & Me" - YWCA Program Centre - For pregnant and first-time mothers with child/children under two
  • UBC Single Mothers Group - Vancouver Campus - A friendly and supportive space for women who are studying and/or working on campus.
  • Historic Downtown - Abbotsford Community Services
  • Aldergrove - Encompass Support Services Society
  • Metrotown - Burnaby Family Life
Maple Ridge
  • Near Haney Place Mall - Family Education and Support Centre
  • Pacific Autism Family Network - For single mothers of children on the Autism Spectrum.  
  • Newton - YWCA Alder Gardens
  • Clayton - Hope Community Church
  • Lougheed & Shaughnessy - Tri-Cities East Neighbourhood Centre


To join a Single Mothers’ Support Group, contact Joann McKinlay at jmckinlay@ywcavan.org | 604 219 8952

Vancouver programs are partially funded by the City of Vancouver.