• YWCA Single Mothers' Support Groups

Group support

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

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:

All groups are currently accepting new referrals and groups listed in bold have openings now.
Vancouver Groups
  • 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/ren under 2
  • UBC Single Mothers Group - Vancouver Campus
    A friendly and supportive space for women who are studying and/or working on campus.
Abbotsford Group
  • Historic Downtown - Abbotsford Community Services
Aldergrove/Langley Group
  • Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services
Burnaby Group
  • Metrotown - Burnaby Family Life
Maple Ridge Group
  • Near Haney Place Mall - Family Education and Support Centre
Surrey/Cloverdale Groups
  • Newton - YWCA Alder Gardens
  • Clayton - Hope Community Church
Tri-Cities Group
  • Lougheed & Shaughnessy - Tri-Cities East Neighbourhood Centre

Vancouver programs are partially funded by the City of Vancouver.

To join a Single Mothers’ Support Group, contact:

For YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Services please contact Joann McKinlay at jmckinlay@ywcavan.org | 604 895 5849