In our research, we have found the following programs and services in our community that support single dads and their children:
1. Single Parent Network
Single Parents Network is about new friends and new beginnings.
We are the Toronto chapter of Parents Without Partners; the largest, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the welfare of today’s single parents and their children.
For over 50 years, we have been working for single parents by providing an environment which fosters mutual support, friendship and the exchange of information. We organize activities for single parent families in three distinct areas: Family and Youth activities, Parent Social Activities and Educational Programs.
We are here to help single parents help themselves. We provide you with the opportunity to join with other people who have worked through or are going through some of the same challenges you are facing. You can gain a new perspective on yourself as you discover you are not alone. We understand what you are going through.
2. Father's Resources International
Support Group Meetings
Free monthly meetings * a place to share and exchange personal experience and knowledge about the process of separation and divorce * allow fathers to gain a clearer understanding from the perspective of fathers who have had success in mediation, during negotiations and/or in family court * participants receive answers to family law related questions and helpful suggestions and insights from other group members * meetings are chaired by a senior certified law clerk and divorce coach who is also a divorced father and adult child of divorce.
include: divorce management counseling * divorce coaching * individual counseling * peer counseling * lawyer and other professional referrals
3. Unleashed By Divorce
Realize your full potential unleashed by divorce during the transitional stages of separation & divorce. Members have the opportunity to meet others who share similar stories of healing and moving forward in their lives. Receive information and personal insights through personal stories shared about dating, single parenting, finances, reinventing themselves, housesharing, and so much more. This group is open for both women and men.
4. The Singles Mosaic
The Singles Mosaic is a social club for professional singles offering affordable and enjoyable activities for separated, divorced, widowed and single men and women. Now in its 14th year of operation, we continue to hold strong in our philosophy to build bridges of friendship to replace walls of loneliness.
We offer well organized, exciting social events as a balance to your ever busy family and work lives. Whether your agenda is to enjoy a well planned social life or to expand your social circle - we offer the opportunity to do so.
We are based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada .
Our ages range from 45 to 75and have both women and gentlemen actively participating. Join now and become part of one of the most successful social clubs around.
Our events include something for everyone .....social Networking, dances and holidays . We consider our club an alternative to the bar scene and the public singles dance scene. We are not a dating service, but we have had 86 "graduates" who have met and married while in the membership of The Singles Mosaic.
Our motto is "A Planned Social Life is a Happy One !".
For more information call call Diona at (905) 333-4498 / (888) 334-4449 or visit our website at http://www.singlesmosaic.com
5. Savvy Divorce Survivors
Divorce Support Meetup group is to share experiences of going through the legal process or thinking about divorce while doing some activities. It is not about bashing or disagreements with Ex at all. The group is meant to think positive and be pro-active.
We will have fun and will share legal experiences and what to expect during and after the process. We will share experiences in self representation, mediation, collaborative divorce and litigated divorce. Issues of timing, legal fees, child custody, child/spousal support and property equalization process can also be shared.
6. Parents Without Partners
International, non-profit, educational organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children * provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence, and sensitivity toward others * offers an environment for support, friendship, and the exchange of parenting techniques * Hold support and discussion groups throughout the month
7. Parents for Children's Mental Health
Meeting Information - First Meeting May 5, 2010
We meet at Woodview Children's Centre, 69 Flatt Road, Burltington, and the first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Our members are supportive, interested, and ready to learn and listen. Together, We can make a difference...
About Our Children
Having a child with a mental health disorder can be confusing and overwhelming. As parents, we need information so that we can make decisions that are best for our child. Emotional support from someone who has been there can also be very helpful.
Our Goals—To Educate, Empower, SupportTo advance the unique needs of children with mental health diagnoses and their families, to dissolve the stigma attached to children’s mental illness, to encourage and recommend research, prevention, early intervention, family support, and family-centred and family-driven care, to work with mental health agencies and government to ensure that children and their families with these unique needs and struggles have access to community based services to help them reach their full potential.
8. Calling New Parents
Calling New Parents is a weekly drop-in support group for parents with infants under 6 months of age.
9. Halton Region Parenting Programs
We have programs, workshops, seminars and more available to help parents in Halton. You can also call Halton Region to speak to a qualified staff member about health concerns, child growth and development, or to inquire about resources available to you. (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
10. Young Fathering Program with Horizon Counseling
Being a young father presents unique challenges. This program is geared, but not limited to, new fathers between the ages of 16 – 20 years, including those who have been abused and fear they may carry on the same cycle. Various topics include managing the anticipation and worry of becoming a new dad, problem solving, how to have a healthy relationship with their child and the child’s mother, learning about the available resources that can assist them in their journey, basic parenting skills and anger management
11. Halton Parenting Programs and Services
Please see directory for all programs, and services
11. Divorced/separated Dads Support Group
This is a group of Men/Dads that are there to support each other and offer friendship through the tough times surrounding a separation and divorce. If it's a long time marriage, or a short term relationship, they are there to support you. They will also be holding monthly meetups starting in September.
If you are aware of any other services that we can add to this list, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
If you are a single dad and are interested in starting a Single Dad Support Group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.