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:

Our Single Parent Initiative is hosting a How to Talk to Children about Separation or Divorce in a Healthy Way workshop, on Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:00 pm.

If you'd like to attend, or for more information, please RSVP by April 19th to Leslie at [email protected].

Our Single Parent Initiative is hosting a Navigating the Child Support Legal Process workshop, on Tuesday, May 1st, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Samuel Field Y.

Susan Varghese, an attorney and the Queens Site Coordinator for LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today) will be offering advice, and answering any questions you might have.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Leslie Kraut at (718) 225-6750 ext. 248/ [email protected] 

Free babysitting is available if requested upon RSVP. RSVP required by April 26th.

As a social services agency, we aim to strengthen our community, and offer unique and enlightening opportunities to its members. With this in mind, we're thrilled to be hosting a Women's Empowerment Morning, on Sunday, May 6th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Samuel Field Y.

Motivational Speaker and Life/Business Coach Melissa Dawn will join us for a morning workshop that aims to help women take control of their personal and professional lives! This workshop is available for women who are seniors in high school and older, with a suggested donation of $18 per participant. A light kosher breakfast will be served.

This program is being funded by our Single Parent Initiative program, but is available to all adult women. Please RSVP by Monday, April 30th.

To register, visit or for more information contact Leslie Kraut at 718-225-6750 ext. 248, or by email at [email protected]

*We will be offering transportation from the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills (located at 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375), that will be departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning back following the session at approximately 1:15 p.m. You can sign up for one-way transportation, or for both trips.



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Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750
[email protected] 

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y
212-00 23rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111
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