The financial circumstances of single mother-led households and the increased risk of poverty and deprivation are well known. Separation and marriage breakdowns cause and contribute to debt and financial insecurity, which occur for mothers with adequate education and employment experience. Gender structures and barriers make the task of a single mother hard, producing economic insecurity, distress and isolation and limiting the families' potential and talents. Single mothers and poverty are entwined. SMFA will continue to seek changes, and we want the cost and the importance of care to be recognized in the policy. Single mothers are not unemployed once their child celebrates their eighth birthday.
SMFA understands the lack of financial assistance and that locating support takes work. Our page will update links to help access financial aid. Our commitment to gaining economic justice which is forever front and centre of our work.