March 15, 2008

Parents without Partners

Parents Without Partners is now the largest international, nonprofit membership organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Single parents may join one of approximately 200 chapters. They can be male or female, custodial or non-custodial, separated, divorced, widowed or never-married. My DBF Michael was reading the paper and noticed an advertisement for a dance they were holding in my city. He suggested doing an article for PWP considering my blog is primarily about single parents. I thought it would be a great idea so I did some research. As a member of PWP, you share in the opportunity to interact with a large-scale network of single parents, facing together the unique challenges and triumphs of parenting today. They provide a myriad of social and educational activities for parents and children from all walks of life. If you have any questions you can call: 561-391-8833. An individual, who meets the above eligibility requirements, can join PWP. Once you find a chapter in your area, contact the individual listed who will inform you of the chapter's activities, orientation days, etc. The annual membership fee varies between individual chapters; however the range is between $20 to $40. I’m not sure if this is something you are willing to invest in or what type of benefits you get with the membership fee but you can call the number or just look them up online. I hear that this membership is the best alternative for a hands-on, local support network. For those of you who are struggling and want to interact with someone that is going thru or has gone thru the same thing you are, I think this is a great idea.

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