Best Resources For Single Moms In Pittsburgh

November 3, 2010 6:19 AM

Single mothers often think they are alone. Yet there are various organizations through which single parents can meet one another, share their experiences, and exchange ideas and advice. – Ginny Frizzi

The Pittsburgh Christian Single Parents Meetup Group

Founded in 2010, this organization is for single Christian parents or those with experience being a single Christian parent. The Pittsburgh Christian Single Parents Meetup Group’s purpose is to provide support and friendship to those in similar life situations.

Pittsburgh Mom is the place where single moms can discuss their lives with others in various forums and discussion groups. Lists of local playgrounds, parks, classes and a calendar of events can be found on this site.

Pittsburgh Parent Magazine

Honey Hill Publishing, Inc.
3611 Bakerstown Road
Bakerstown, PA 15007
(724) 443-1891

Published for 24 years, Pittsburgh Parent contains a wide variety of general interest articles, ranging from normal bowel movements for infants to “junk food junkie” kids. It includes event schedules, lists of community resources and other useful information for parents. Pittsburgh Parent magazine is published monthly and is available for free at many area businesses. Subscriptions are $25 per year.

South Hill Socialites

This group is for women in their 20s to 40s who enjoy doing fun things in the suburban South Hills of Pittsburgh. The South Hills Socialites have no dues and welcome all, including single moms and those married with or without children. Women in the South Hills looking for friendship, support from other moms, or just for something to do, are welcome.

Side by Side

St. Stephen’s Church
Christy House
403 Frederick Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-1790

Side by Side is a free children’s boutique for single mothers run by St. Stephen’s Church. It primarily supplies clothing in sizes newborn through age eight, including shoes, small toys and baby items. Side by Side is open Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Donations are welcome. For information, e-mail or call the church.

Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library

5401 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 682-4430

All parents and their children are welcome at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers. The library is for infants through kindergarten-aged children and their parents or caregivers. It includes an indoor play space. Toys can be checked out and taken home. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Membership begins at $25.

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