Council of Single Mothers and their Children

Give every child the chance to thrive – Single Mum, Parents Article

We’re lobbying the Victorian Government to introduce a voucher-based scheme for extracurricular activities, so every child has the opportunity to engage in sport or music. You can help by signing our petition! Extracurricular activities taught Troy that football isn’t the only ‘sport’ out there – he discovered he’s good at hip hop. They taught Astrid perfect breaststroke technique; and they’re supposed to be teaching Tom and Bec keyboard skills, if only they would stop chatting and actually practice. Extracurricular activities…

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Rental laws are changing – have your say! – Single Mum, Parents Article

Securing an adequate and affordable rental property can be particularly difficult for single mothers. Now, Victoria’s renting laws are set to change in a big way, with the implementation of the full suite of reforms set for 1 July 2020. The new laws have been designed to increase protections for renters, at the same time allowing landlords to still effectively manage their properties. The changes will have an impact on people living in private rentals, public housing and rooming houses,…

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For kids the stigma can be real – here’s some tips to deal with it – Single Mum, Parents Article

“Why doesn’t your dad ever pick you up?”, “Why is your mum at the Father’s Day breakfast?”, “Your family is weird”. Separation can be a big adjustment for kids, and it can be made more difficult when they’re having to deal with the stigma of being the child of a single mother family, also. While you’ll never be able to shield your kids entirely from the people’s biases and insensitive comments from other kids, there are steps you can take to…

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Governor pays tribute to 50 years of Council of Single Mothers and their Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

It may be 50 years since a group of single mothers decided to join forces and support other single mothers defying the social norms of the time, but according to the CEO of the Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC), there is much more work to be done. Last night, at a reception at Government House hosted by the Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau AC and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CSMC,…

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