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Sole Parent Family Network

Support Sole Parents and Their Children

Annie and Sally* are 4 and 5 year old siblings. They are being raised by Christine, a sole mother who escaped domestic violence in 2017 with her children. Christine's ex, the children's father, pays no child support. 
* not their real names

Why are we collecting funds?

Friends of Sole Parents Inc was born of a passion to help sole parent families such as Christine's following the closure of a 40 year old Sydney service in 2012. Friends of Sole Parents Inc is a group of committed professionals, most of whom who have experienced sole parenthood themselves. We provide support, resources and reconnect families within the community.

Sole parents are not a new phenomenon, but numbers increasing and the face of sole parenthood is changing. You probably know at least one amongst your friends, colleagues or family. The reality is that in Australia:

  • One in four Australian families with children is a sole parent family.
  • Recent studies show that one in four Australian sole parent families lives in poverty, facing daily struggles with cost of living and housing pressures.
  • Poor mental health affects sole parents twice as much as coupled parents.

How will your donation help?

$25 will help fund afternoon tea to reduce isolation.

$50 will fund an art and craft session.

$100 will fund childminding so parents can devote some time to self care, learning new skills such as managing stress,  money management, redoing their CV.

$ 500 will fund two workshops by an expert facilitator in a relevant field: parenting, job search, self care, and education & training options.

$1,000 Bronze Donor: With your permission, your donation will be acknowledged on our website and pilot mentoring program materials.

Contact us via our website to know more about individual and corporate giving through our Diamond, Gold & Silver packages.

By choosing to donate, you will enable Friends of Sole Parents to make a tangible difference to the lives of these families by helping to maintain premises where sole parents can meet, network, access resources and receive counselling. The support that male and female sole parents receive will change lives and may even save one.

Every dollar you donate is spent ethically and directly towards helping families. FOSP is secular and inclusive and welcomes sole parents from all backgrounds and circumstances.

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