For Single Parents
Wednesday Night Single Parent Support Group
Our Wednesday Night Single Parent Support Group runs from mid-September to mid-June. Every first and third Wednesday night of the month, single parent families gather at 5:30p.m. to meet and support one another. Our single parents come from a range of different sizes, ethnic backgrounds and challenges.
A typical night would follow this schedule:
- 5:30pm – Friendship and Healthy Living Time.
- 6:15pm – Free and nutritious family dinner.
- 7:00pm – Single Parent Support Group meeting where resource speakers from the community and social agencies present relevant topics for discussion to single parents.
- 7:00pm – Childcare provided for children under 5. Activities and programs for children 5 and over.
Time is given to allow volunteers and families to connect and debrief with each other by offering a listening ear and support. Group meetings also offer to parents resource speakers from support agencies that are brought in to present relevant topics. They assist single parents in their life skills and further build resources with the single parent. Childcare is provided for children 5 and under, and activity programs are also provided for youth during this time.
Families Living Well Society recognizes one of the biggest issues with single parents is food security. Many parents work and when they attend meetings, and families often arrive without being fed, so the evening begins with a nutritious dinner prepared by volunteers. A majority of the food is donated by the Edmonton Food Bank.
Single parents are provided opportunities to; gain cooking skills, create nutritious meals and plan meals on a limited budget. The collective kitchen offers parents a chance to work together and prepare low cost meals for their family.
Parents are provided opportunities to gain cooking skills, and learn nutritious menu planning. Parents pay a small amount per mouth and work together with other parents to prepare meals for their family.
To register, or for more information, please call Helen at 780-718-0250.
Recreational and adventurous activities are provided where single parent families are encouraged to build healthy relationships and strengthen the family unit. Recreational and special events include picnics, social outings, weekend retreats, and special holiday celebrations. These events are provided throughout the year.
For more information on these programs, call Elaine at 780-902-8645
From 5:30pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, parents and teenagers gather at Covenant Christian Reformed Church to learn to sew on a sewing machine. Participants are taught the basics of sewing. Small sewing projects are given as starters, which become more difficult as the class continues.
To register, or for more information, please call Elaine at 780 902 8645.