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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. 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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 

  • Housing information 

  • Help with document completion 

We are currently providing services by phone, text, email and video conference. 

Contact our family resource workers to learn more: 

Metro Vancouver: Joann McKinlay at jmckinlay@ywcavan.org | 604 219 8952 

Surrey and the Fraser Valley: Jenn Bateman at jbateman@ywcavan.org | 604 619 5276 

GROUP SUPPORT

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. Women of all ages and from all backgrounds are welcome!

Our weekly group meetings are currently being offered online via Zoom. All groups are accepting new participants - find your community below.
GROUP LOCATIONS

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 - 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)

Vancouver programs are partially funded by the City of Vancouver. 

Historic Downtown - Abbotsford Community Services

Aldergrove - Encompass Support Services Society 

Metrotown - Burnaby Family Life

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 

Clayton - Hope Community Church 

Lougheed & Shaughnessy - Tri-Cities East Neighbourhood Centre 

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

For more information, contact Joann McKinlay at jmckinlay@ywcavan.org | 604 219 8952.