Single Mother Financial Support Links
Charities that assist single mother families
Charity school children support – please go to the Charities Primary and Secondary (High) School Financial Support Index here
|The Smith Family
The Smith Family offer support programs and financial assistance including their winter appeal. The Smith Family works with communities across the country to assist Australians living in disadvantage. Some staff and volunteers are based in schools, others work through community organisations and some have their own Smith Family offices
For more information and a list of their office locations visit their website here
|The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army have a network of community services centres nationally that also provide limited practical assistance for low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet.
For more information and to find a Community Service Centre near your location, Community Services
|St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society offers people assistance through its primary work of home visitation. Support may include providing food or food vouchers, clothing, furniture, budget support, assistance with utility bills or back to school costs.
For more information and to find a Community Service Centre near your location, visit their website here
|The Red Cross
The Red Cross offer community services including support for homeless people (domestic violence, etc.) and a Good Start Breakfast Club run provide a healthy breakfast and nutrition education every day to school kids in areas of greatest need around Australia. There are more than 260 operating nationally in all states that serves in excess of 800,000 school kid meals a year.
For more information about the Red Cross visit their website here
|Brotherhood of St Laurence
The Brotherhood of St Laurence assist families through services in child care, playgroup and parent support. They offer savings and small loans programs and run the ANZ Saver Plus program which assists families on low incomes to develop a savings habit, build assets and improve financial capability
You can read more about the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Brotherhood of St Laurence website
|National – Mission Australia
Several family options, including offer services that prevent homelessness from occurring such as mental health support, financial counselling, literacy support, and family and individual support. Providing crisis and transitional accommodation when homelessness does occur
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