As many of us know through our daily experience, being a single mother can mean experiencing debilitating social isolation for a variety of reasons. Poverty, lack of affordable transportation, work, and the demands of lone-parent child-rearing all contribute to stressful lives focused on surviving, not thriving. More than anything, we need each other to get through it, and to lift each other up.
You are not alone. There are thousands of us in BC--other women who struggle with the same challenges you do, on a daily basis. Why do so many of us feel so isolated from different forms of community support? This is something that needs to be addressed. The most important action we can take is to find each other, and to truly connect.
This is why we built SMA. Thank you for joining, we need you!