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
Legal/financial information and referrals
Resources for women who have experienced abuse in a current or past relationship
Help with document completion
- 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:
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 online via Zoom or in person. 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:
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 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
Willoughby - "Baby & Me" (For pregnant and first-time mothers with a child/children under two)
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 Group for single mothers residing in the Fraser Valley: This group will remain on Zoom even when regular groups return to in-person meetings.
Online Group for single mothers of children with special needs (does not require formal diagnosis).
Online Group for Ukrainian refugee mothers who are parenting alone in Canada (living in Metro Vancouver) - NEW GROUP
Join a group
Connect with other moms and discover the information and resources you need for your journey to success!