(not specific to location):
| Housing | Clothing/Furniture/Household
Health | For the Kids | Human
Rights | Computer Stuff | Other
Moms & Mentors Programs
also Victoria area resources.
Rose: The Resource for Single Mothers
Circle of Friends Program
girlMom is about empowerment. girlMom is about defying social stereotypes,
and fighting for our rights as mothers. Founded by hipMama
editors Ariel Gore and Bee Lavender, girlMom is now being edited by
18-year-old mother Allison Crews, and promoted through small, grassroots
organizations, including the Coalition for the Empowerment of Teen Parents.
Future plans for girlMom include an infant supply exchange program,
and a "Young Mother Resource Guide."
the Myths of Single Parenting, article by Loanda Cullen, M.A.
Young Mommies Help Site. "supporting, connecting, and informing
young mothers so that they can better face the challenges of parenting"
Young Moms Mailing List. "provided to offer single young (25
and under) moms, who are striving to give themselves and their children
the very best, a place to meet new people and share experiences, advice
and friendship to others who are in similar situations"
The Single Mother's Survival Guide by Patrice Karst (Publisher:
Crossing Press. ISBN: 1580910637 ) "Single moms haven't had many
books to turn to in times of distress. Most parenting guides either
moralize to her or ignore her altogether. Patrice Karst has righted
that wrong with The Single Mother's Survival Guide. The book is obviously
designed to console--and fast--the poor mom who has once again dragged
the baby into the bathroom with her because she literally cannot get
a moment alone. Flip open to any page and you'll find earthy bits of
inspiration, with a consistently (but not sickeningly) positive slant
on childcare, dating, and other facts of single-mom life. Karst never
loses her tenacious hold on the realities of parenting: on her list
of "Reasons to Be Happy About Being a Single Mom," the first
one is "because it's happening." It's a treat to read a book
so completely on the side of the mom.
For Teen Parents from "One Young Parent"
Natural Families (KeepYourBaby.com):
speaks about the reality of adoption, reproductive exploitation, and
how you can be a successful young mom!
(U.S.) Shared Housing for Single Mothers. Are you a single mother
in need of a more comfortable living situation for yourself and your
children? a single mother in need of emotional support from another
single mom who has gone through what you are now facing?
FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD GOODS
-- "The Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups
across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving
(& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group
is run by a local volunteer moderator (them's good people). Membership
is free." 2,719 Communities across North America have Freecycle
Cool Science for Curious Kids
a fun site for kids providing them with games and activities. .A section
for parents gives advice of how to make science fun, practical, and
for kids provides
useful information in an easy to understand format. Sky maps, Sky Facts,
The Planets, puzzles and postcard sections are some areas worth checking
Kid-oriented activities here include hundreds of games and puzzles
Games -- free games to play online or download.
ToyTips.com -- This site is dedicated
to providing unbiased reviews of toys for child development. You'll
find reviews, research and tips about toys and related topics. (it's
also a place to report any toys you feel are unsafe)
is a rating system that looks at the content of media products in terms
of age appropriateness, violence amount and portrayal, language, sexual
content etc. You'll find movies, videos, computer games, tv shows covered
-- Kids of all ages will find loads of activities, printable colouring
books, craft ideas, and card creators. Section for parents include travel
tips and activities and advice on raising creative kids
About Colouring -- colouring pages, games, and more.
Learning Centre -- information on keeping your children safe on
Yahooligans -- A Web Guide
for kids with sections on computers, games, arts, entertainment, sports
and recreation with guides for parents and teachers.
RIGHTS - poverty is a human rights violation
and Human Rights Centre
-- "for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups
and individuals involved in anti-poverty work."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
-- Signed in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, including
both Canada and the U.S., Article 25 guarantees an adequate level
of social assistance to families, including single mothers!
Canada: Supporting People Separated By Adoption.
Information about the human rights abuses and coercion that young mothers
have experienced over the past 50 years in losing their children to
the adoption industry. Also support and networking for all persons separated
from loved ones by adoption.
Search and Destroy -- Free spyware detection and removal -- a volunteer
effort but if you can afford to donate a few bucks ...
-- "designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining,
aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans,
Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components."
Firefox -- Free browser -- very fast and can block pop-ups, unwanted
Thunderbird -- Free email program -- very resistant to viruses.
Office -- Free word processor, spreadsheet, etc.
MOMS AND MENTORS PROGRAMS
- Bright Beginnings Mentor Program (New Haven, Connecticut)
- Connections: A Mentoring Program for Young Mothers (Newmarket, Ontario)
- Dallas Early Childhood Resource Institute (Grand Praire, Texas)
- Healthy Babies Alliance (Pasadena, California)
- JUMP (St. Joseph, Missouri)
- Missouri Volunteer Resource Mothers (MVRM) (Columbia, Missouri)
- Peer Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (New York, New York)
- Sherpa Mothers Mentoring Program (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Mothers Support Program (North Battleford, Saskatchewan)
- Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic and Mother Mentor Program (Seattle,
Mother Program, Teen Parent Program, Mother Mentor Program, RACSB