Single mothers with their children sitting on a couch together at YWCA Cause We Care House
Programs & Services

Support for Single Moms

Are you solo parenting? YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Services provides you with individual or group support, connects you to resources and empowers you to move forward. 


YWCA family resource workers provide information, referrals and one-to-one support to single moms living in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, 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 

  • Help with document completion 

Please note:
  • For information about YWCA Housing and to apply, please visit our YWCA Housing website
  • We are not a crisis line/crisis centre. Family resource workers are available to help women connect with community resources and other supports. If you are experiencing a crisis, especially related to housing, violence or legal matters, please contact 211. These resources and helplines are also available.
  • Due to the volume of inquiries, response time is expected to be within 3 business days. If your matter is urgent, please contact 211.
Contact our family resource workers to learn more:

Serving Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley
Donna Patrick at | 604 250 6229
Joann McKinlay at | 604 219 8952 


Together with other women who are parenting alone, you can access the companionship, peer support and community so important to shaping your happiness and success.  

Single Mothers’ Support Groups are free, facilitated, closed groups. We do not accept drop-ins and ask participants to commit to attending weekly for each cycle. Self-identifying women who are parenting alone of all ages and from all backgrounds are welcome!

Our weekly group meetings are currently being offered in person or online via Zoom. All groups are accepting new participants for the waitlist or to join soon - find your community below and sign up now.

For more information, contact:

Donna Patrick at | 604 250 6229
Joann McKinlay at | 604 219 8952 


Downtown Eastside - YWCA Crabtree Corner 

Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House 

Riley Park - Little Mountain Neighbourhood House 

West End - Gordon Neighbourhood House 

Sunset - South Vancouver Family Place

Downtown Vancouver - YWCA Program Centre ("Baby & Me" For pregnant and first-time mothers with a child/children under two) 

UBC - Vancouver Campus (For women who are studying and/or working on campus)

Historic Downtown - Archway

Metrotown - Burnaby Family Life

Langley City - "Baby & Me" - For pregnant and first-time mothers with a child/children under two (launches September 2024)

Willoughby - For moms with children 18 months+ (launches October 2024)

Near Haney Place Mall - Family Education and Support Centre 

GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub - Pacific Autism Family Network (For single mothers of children on the Autism Spectrum) 

Newton - YWCA Alder Gardens 

Lougheed & Shaughnessy - Tri-Cities East Neighbourhood Centre 

Online Only Group for single mothers residing in Metro Vancouver. This group is for moms who find it more convenient or accessible to access a group in an online-only format.

Online Group for single mothers of children with special needs (does not require formal diagnosis). 

Support Group for Ukrainian Moms living in Metro Vancouver

Specialized group for Ukrainian refugee mothers who are parenting alone in Canada.


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Connect with other moms and discover the information and resources you need for your journey to success!