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A list of resources for single parents on the North Shore going through a separation/divorce where you will find support groups, counselling, tools and more.
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One morning I woke up and told myself about 100 times that
everything was going to be alright, I had to convince myself of this; try and
recuperate my lost faith and hope.
I had just gone through one of the toughest
years of my life. Everybody warned me how difficult it would be, and yet I had
no idea. A divorce is emotionally, financially and physically extremely exhausting.
Being a single
parent, you want to be strong for your kids, put on a good face and keep going,
give them confidence and reassurance that EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK.
But who will give YOU that reassurance? Who will hug you and
make you feel that you are not alone and that someday all of this will be behind
you? Friends and family are the first that come to mind but, if you, like me,
don’t have any family here, there are other resources for you.
One of my favourite websites to go to is the Family Servicesof the North Shore. They offer Counselling, Support and Education for
individuals and couples, parents and family, and youth as part of their
programs and services. They can help you
while you are going through a separation-divorce; if you are having
child-parent conflicts, etc.
I personally have very fond memories of their lovely staff at
their location at the I hope Family Centre. What a comforting cute little place, full of
music and happy faces; the moment you enter they make you feel welcome and part
of the community.
excellent place to find help and support is the North Shore Woman’s Centre,
where they have Services for Single Mothers. as well as the YWCA Single Mother’s Services where they offer individual and group support on different topics as Employment
and Education; Legal/financial information and referrals; resources for women
who have experienced abuse in a current or past relationship; housing
information; parenting resources, etc.
know, being a single mother is very difficult but you don’t have to do it
alone, if you’d like to join a Single Mother’s support group you can e-mail
them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or give them a call at 604-619-5276.
think sharing your experiences with people who can relate (because they
themselves are going through the same problems you are facing), is simply
awesome. Helps you realize you are not alone and that you will be able to
overcome this situation and be happy again! Reach out for your community, make
new friends, and get the tools you need to get you back on track.
“You may not be where
you want to be, but you can look back and be thankful you’re not where you used
to be”. - Joel Osteen.
Born and raised in Mexico; single mother of two fun silly boys.
The North Shore has been my home for over 10 years and I love it! I am constantly looking for fun (preferably free) activities for my family as well as new ways to channel that extra energy that my boys always seem to have.
Writing is the best way to express the challenges and joys of being a mother and I do it in the hopes that this will help other parents as well. I hope you enjoy my blog!
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