The problems are many in bringing up our children alone, contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce, never married, separation or widowhood. is the only international organization that provides real help in the way of discussions, professional speakers, study groups, publications and social activities for families and adults.
Through the exchange of ideas and companionship, we hope to further our common welfare and the well being of our children.
The Council of Single Mothers and their Children is by, for and about single mothers and their children.
In 1969, a group of single mothers determined to change the social, economic and legal discrimination against ‘unwed mothers’ and their children.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
As concerned parents, they felt isolated from society because of their marital status, and decided to form a mutual support organization.
Following their first newspaper advertisements directed to "Parents Without Partners”, 25 single parents attended the first meeting in a Greenwich Village church basement.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
Being a single mother comes with many joys and challenges.