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Single Mother Support Groups and Programs Directory

New South Wales

Single Parent Support Groups and Programs

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Sydney Single Parent Support Groups and Programs

NSW - Western Sydney - Women and Dependant Children Mental Illness Program
Charmian Clift Cottages offer stable supported accommodation for homeless women living with a mental illness and their dependant children. The facility also provides information, advocacy and referrals. Ongoing support is provided for ex-residents and their children once they move into the broader community

Charmian Clift Cottages
PO Box 64, Doonside NSW 2767
Hours: 24 hours support, 7 days a week
Tel: (02) 8882 4000
Fax: (02) 9831 1995

For further information, go to The Richmond Fellowship of New South Wales website

Sydney - The Post Separation Abuse Support Group (South Sydney)
Meets monthly for general support, information and discussion. Mutual support and occasional specialist speakers. Please contact by phone: (02) 9525 6808
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Sydney - Single with Children
Single with Children is a non-profit social organisation based in Sydney, Australia. It is run by single parents and caters for the needs of single parent families. They provide social activities every week for both custodial and access single parents as well as their children

NSW Regional Single Parent Support Groups and Programs

Katoomba, Blue Mountains - Wimlah Women's Refuge Outreach and Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS)
Wimlah Women's Refuge Outreach and Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) is a specialist domestic violence service located in the Blue Mountains. They offer a Domestic Violence Support Group, and Family Law Support Group (National online support), in addition to residential crisis accommodation and many other forms of support.
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Katoomba (and National online), Blue Mountains - Wimlah Family Law Support Group
Wimlah Women's Refuge Outreach and Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) now offers a Family Law Support Group, available locally, and also available nationally online.
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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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