Rochester, NY Parenting Resources
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Yahoo Mothers Group. " This page is dedicated especially to Mothers who through the journey of motherhood will find that they have landed the most difficult job on earth! At the same time, these mothers agree that no other job could ever surpass the bountiful rewards and joys of motherhood: these are priceless treasures. Having said that, we believe that the joys and pains we experience are similar. They only differ in its extent and intensity. Whatever it is, we have found that sharing each other's burden and knowing that one is not alone is a key in coping especially with our difficulties and struggles. The main objective of this particular Mothers' Support Group therefore, is to play a supporting role in encouraging total commitment to this very high calling. It is our desire that we, even as mothers, will rise up to be a total person - as a woman, wife and mother, finding fulfillment, first in God, and then in all others around us. We offer support in prayer, counseling, fellowship and guidance in the Word of God. We are also linked to a network of women's groups for a wholesome approach to our support system."
Yahoo Pitter Patter online discussion. "Pitter Patter is a support group for parents of preschool children and also for professionals who are interested in the needs of little people. Supported by the Pitter Patter website, it has FREE newsletters, information and support and can be found at: http://www.homeschoolzone.com/."
Yahoo Single Moms on a Mission discussion. " Our Organization is dedicated to providing single parents with resources, support, networking programs and critical information. Just For You, The Magazine For Single Moms & Dads is featured Free On-line at http://www.singlemoms.org and offers exclusive celebrity interviews (we only feature those who are single parents of course!) and wonderful original articles and interviews relating to single parenthood such as dating, going back to school, child care, health and fitness. We even have a professional counselor and family law attorney. Those are on the serious side of the fence."
Rochester online parenting links
Big Brother Big Sister. "Big Brothers Big Sisters matches youth with adults committed to investing time by showing and sharing the way to a better future. We are committed to recruit, screen, and train qualified, dedicated and "child safe" Big Brothers and Big Sisters to fulfill the needs of local area youth, as well as, operate the most cost-efficient and effective adult/youth mentoring program in our three-county service area."
Parents Without Partners, Fairport Chapter 683. "Parents Without Partners (PWP), Fairport Chapter 683, serving the Greater Rochester Area. Please visit our website for information about our organization and how to join."
Single Parents Association of Rochester. "The Single Parents Association of Rochester (S.P.A.R.) is a not-for-profit organization which is dedicated to serving the needs of Single Parents and their children in the Rochester, New York area.
At Present, we offer supportive activities which include:
- Monthly Meetings
- Monthly Group and Family Activities
- Low Cost childcare during adult outings
- Monthly E-zine with Tips, advice and other information that would be of use to those of us within the single parent community."
Single Parent Central. "Linking single parents to resources in their area."
National online single parenting links
Problem Pregnancy Help Center, Inc. Rochester, New York. "PPHC is a nonprofit organization that has been serving women since 1991. We offer many valuable services to help you during your pregnancy and beyond.
Rochester Birth Network. "A non-profit, grassroots network of childbirth educators, midwives, labor assistants (doulas), family physicians, nurses, breastfeeding consultants, and parents who know the importance of choices and alternatives in childbearing. While we encompass a broad range of political and religious perspectives, we all agree that birth is a normal, natural, and healthy process and that every family should have the opportunity for a healthy, joyous birth experience with a minimum of interventions."
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Rochester Area Homeschoolers Association, , 275 Yarmouth Rd, Rochester, NY 14610, 585-234-0298.
Westside Single Parents. 964-8431. 392-3547. P.O. Box 76, Hilton, NY 14468.