Join Council of Single Mothers and their Children to mobilise for change for all single mother families!

Join a movement of single mothers keen to participate in a variety of ways, from receiving training to act as a delegate to taking a small action to communicate our strength in numbers via key campaigns.

The Council of Single Mothers and their Children welcomes individual supporters and organisational members

 

 

 

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Being a single mother comes with many joys and challenges.

Single mothers makeup 81% of all Australian sole parent families and are raising the next generation.  We are your neighbours, colleagues, sisters and friends.

We vary in life experiences, age, cultural background, education and financial security and we are all doing our best to provide a good life for our children. Some single mothers are sole parents for 24 hours a day without any breaks in the year. Some have shared custody and others have parenting arrangements that can be easy or hard to manage.

Many single mothers are in paid employment and wrestling with the challenges that come with work, long hours away from home, and childcare. Others receive welfare payments and do all they can to stretch these to provide for their children.

 

The Council of Single Mothers and their Children is a non-profit organisation founded by single mothers to improve both their lives and those of their children. We do this through our telephone and email support, giving single mothers a greater voice and advocating for their rights in employment, income security, affordable childcare and housing and respectful treatment from government agencies.

Join us and share the joys and challenges of being a single mother. Membership is free for single mothers and we are stronger together.

The Council of Single Mothers and their Children welcomes individual supporters and organisational members

The Council of Single Mothers and their Children acknowledges we are working on the lands of the Wurundjeri people and we pay respect to elders past and present.

This website has been redeveloped thanks to a grant from the R.E. Ross Trust which also generously supports financial aid for single mother families in distress.

The Victorian Government Department of Education and Training makes possible our support to single mother families and helped us produce solo parenting resources.

Thanks to all the individuals and organisations assisting our work