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Single Mother Support Groups and Programs Directory

South Australia

Single Parent Support Groups and Programs


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Adelaide Single Parent Support Groups and Programs

South Australia - Adelaide - Spark Resource Centre
SPARK is a sole parent agency, which offers practical and emotional support for sole parents and single pregnant women
http://www.sparkresourcecentre.org.au/


South Australia - Parenting SA - Parenting Helpline

The Parent Helpline is a telephone information service for parents in South Australia.

  • 1300 364 100 (local call cost within South Australia)

The Women's and Children's Health Network Parent Helpline provides telephone information and support at any time 7 days a week (calls received between 7.15am - 9.15pm will be answered by local Parent Helpline staff; calls received outside these hours will be automatically redirected to the national healthdirect helpline).

  • It is available to parents of children from birth to 12 years who live anywhere in South Australia.
  • It provides information about health, behaviour and relationships for parents and people working with children and young people.
  • It is able to provide information to callers on where to go for further help.
  • Calls are confidential and you don't have to give your name unless you wish to.
  • Parent Helpline staff have an information database based on the latest research, so they can give you the most up-to-date information when you call.
  • Staff are qualified nurses, social workers, community health workers and selected volunteers. All staff receive ongoing training and support.
www.parenting.sa.gov.au


South Australia - Parenting and Child Health - Single parenting support page
The breakdown of relationships causes some parents to choose to leave a two-parent relationship to become a sole parent. Others are left behind with the children when a partner leaves. Other people become single parents through a range of life choices and circumstances, including the death of a partner. Each path has its own issues to deal with. Children can have a very positive experience in a sole parent household.
http://www.cyh.com/


South Australia - Domestic Violence and Homelessness (Centacare)
Centacare provides accommodation and support services to homeless young people, single adults, families, and women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
http://www.centacare.org.au


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What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the

kids

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.

Centrelink

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

divorce

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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