March 8th, 2016

Resources for single parents

IconProfessionalsOrange#asinglelove (www.asinglelove.sg, launching on 10 March) is an initiative by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), in collaboration with Kinetic Singapore and Daughters Of Tomorrow. #asinglelove is offering the following services and programmes to support and empower single parents and their children as they strive for happiness and stability in their family lives.

The Confidence Curriculum

A workshop series in collaboration with AWARE’s partner Daughters of Tomorrow, designed to help women rediscover their talents and strengths, and explore new possibilities. Offers opportunities for personal discovery, improving soft skills and communications, and motivational and professional development.

Venue: Tanjong Pajar FSC (Block 18, Jalan Membina #04-01) (Tiong Bahru MRT)
Date and time: Tuesdays, 7pm to 9.30pm

You can choose to attend one of two series:
1. First series: 15 March, 29 March, 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May, 14 May
2. Second series: 30 August, 6 September, 13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October, 11 October, 15 October

To find out more or register, contact mel@daughtersoftomorrow.org or 9009 8424. Free of charge for women from low-income families registered with a Family Service Centre or Social Service Office.

Employment bridging

Would you like to secure employment with employers who are understanding towards your unique challenges? Join Daughters Of Tomorrow’s job matching database and have DOT’s team look out for suitable and supportive job opportunities for you in their network of partner employers. To find out more or sign up, email mel@daughtersoftomorrow.org

Befriending and mentoring

Caring mentors and befrienders can support single parents at every step of their journey to financial self-sufficiency. You will always have someone to share your problems with, ask for advice, or help you get access to information and resources. To find out more, contact mel@daughtersoftomorrow.org or 9009 8424.

Counselling

AWARE’s experienced counsellors provide counselling for single mothers in distress situations and help them resolve life crises, deal with painful past events, adjust to changed circumstances or seek out new directions.

Location: AWARE Centre (5 Dover Crescent, #01-22)
Cost: Based on a sliding scale of income or five free sessions if referred by Daughters of Tomorrow

Please call AWARE helpline at 1800-774 5935 for an appointment.

Support groups

For women who are recently divorced or going through divorce proceedings now, AWARE’s support group is here to help. The support group provides great opportunities for divorcees to meet others going through similar challenges. Participants may also learn ways to cope with emotional upheavals, adapt to changes, restructure lives meaningfully and embrace this new stage of life with positivity.

Timing: 8 weekly sessions (7pm to 9pm) starting Friday, 11 March 2016
Location: AWARE Centre (5 Dover Crescent, #01-22)
Cost: $20 registration fee
Eligibility: Women who have been divorced for less than one year or women in the midst of divorce proceedings

To find out more or register, contact Siang Hui at sianghui@aware.org.sg or 6778 7657.

Legal clinic

AWARE offers a free legal clinic twice a month with experienced lawyers to provide women with legal information and advice. Our lawyers can explain your legal rights and options in a wide range of areas at a one-time consultation.

Dates: Every second and fourth Thursday of each month
Location: AWARE Centre (5 Dover Crescent, #01-22)

By prior appointment only. To make an appointment or find out more, call our Helpline (1800 774 5935), open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 9.30pm. You can also email us at helpline@aware.org.sg. All calls and cases are kept strictly confidential.

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