Audrey Hepburn wrote: “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
We would like to support as many parents and children as possible but can unfortunately not be available, nationwide, at the drop of a hat. Why not start a Parent Support Group in your area with our support? The service is offered free of charge.
We will supply you with a structure, local professionals, marketing and marketing material - all you have to do is to decide where to hold the meetings and to tell parents about the meetings. Here are more tips:
Begin by making a list of all the single parents, parents thinking to divorce or parents in blended families you know. Include acquaintances and even the friends of your friends, family members, and coworkers. For example, if you know your coworker's daughter is a single parent, ask your coworker to put you in touch with her. Once you've developed a list of people, begin contacting them individually to enquire about whether they would like to participate in the new support group you're starting. In addition, as you speak with individuals who are interested, ask them to spread the word about the new support group in their circles of friends, family members, and coworkers.
- Decide Where to Hold Meetings
You might start out by meeting at a local coffee shop or at someone's house. Keep in mind, too, that your local public library may have meeting space available to you, and many large stores, restaurants, and malls have "community rooms" that you can use free of charge. However, make sure you call ahead of time to find out whether you can reserve the room for a particular date and time. Also, determine whether you will provide babysitting at the meetings, because that will affect where you decide to meet. If you do plan to offer babysitting, consider asking for space at a local church or synagogue. You might even be able to recruit a few adult volunteers to help out!
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Posted by CoParenting