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The Single Parent Initiative

LEvnot Koach (To Build Strength)

We're very proud to be participating in UJA of New York's L'Evnot Koach (To Build Strength) Single Parent Initiative, which will help provide single parents with financial workshops, group supportive counseling, information and referral services, socialization, career counseling, parent workshops, programs for children, and much more.

For more information, please contact Leslie Kraut, LMSW, at (718) 225-6750 X 248 or by emailing [email protected]

Upcoming Events:

The Single Parent Initiative is hosting a BBQ Pool Party at the Tanenbaum Family Pool, on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

This evening costs $10 per family and includes a kosher barbecue , an evening of swimming, music and games for children.

Please note: Registration is required by 7/24/17 to Leslie Kraut, Coordinator of Single Parent Initiative at [email protected] or (718) 225-6750 x248

Did you know that one in four people pay their bills late? Does this sound like you?

We are excited to host a dinner and evening workshop for single parents, offering advice to Balance Your Paperwork and Begin to Balance Your Life, on Monday, July 31, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Samuel Field Y.

Donna Furino is a Professional Organizer & Owner of Quality Cleanouts, a professional organizing business with a personal touch, and she will lead this hands-on workshop to help you create your own personalized filing system for your family’s needs.

Fee: $10 Includes Kosher Pizza Dinner, Free Babysitting & all materials

RSVP by 7/26 to Leslie Kraut, LMSW  at (718) 225-6750 x248 or [email protected]

The Single Parent Initiative of Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y is excited to let you know we will be offering two new support groups for our single parent families!

Dates: Tuesdays:   2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25 -

Time: 6:15- 7:30pm

The Single Parents Support Group will be open to single moms and dads who wish to gather together for support, understanding, and a time to share constructive strategies and local resources with other like=minded single parents

This Children’s Support Group will be open to children ages 10-14 and will offer a supportive group where children can learn new skills to express their feelings and explore healthy coping strategies to promote resiliency and acceptance

A $20 suggested contribution per family for the 6 week series includes dinner

For the convenience of our single parents:

  • A complimentary light dinner of pizza, salad and cookies will be served.
  • Choose to sign up for just parents, just children, or both.
  • Free babysitting will be provided for children up to age 9 if requested.
  • Groups meet for a total of six sessions
  • Free transportation assistance may be available if requested

Location: Samuel Field Y   58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck, NY

*May 1, 2017 - This session of support groups has ended, but for more information on these groups or Single Parent Initiative meetings and programs, please contact Leslie Kraut, LMSW at (718) 225-6750 x248 or [email protected].