Single Women in Motherhood Training Program Inc. (S.W.I.M) is a non-profit, social service organization that works for single mothers who are in need of self-compassion, emotional support, and someone to talk to. We work with single mothers to find the tools and resources to help themselves, and to develop and share alternative habits and ways of thinking.

Our aims are to be the most trusted organization that works with single mothers in London, Ontario, to build a strong team, and to create financial transparency in order to maintain lasting relationships with funders.


Who We Serve

Our services are available to female-headed lone-parent families living in London-Middlesex. Family structures are diverse, and there is not just one type of “single mother”. For example, sometimes women are “lone mothers” due to a death or relationship dissolution; sometimes they are custodial grandparents or legal guardians; and sometimes they are lone mothers by choice. If you’re not sure whether you would qualify for our services, talk to us!


Testimonials

"I came into this program feeling desperate, lonely, isolated, depressed, and ashamed. I left feeling powerful, happy,loved, content,grounded, optimistic, and that I have the whole world ahead of me. I have accomplished so much since being in the “Life Coaching” program. I feel as though I belong in my own skin. I have many plans for the future now. I am moving at the end of this month to go back to school in September. I will be working towards a degree in Social Work. This has been one of the best life changing experiences in my life. I really hope that there are other single mothers in London that can experience this journey also. I hope that both “Let’s Talk” and “Life Coaching” will continue to be available to women in the community. If we help other mothers, we will inevitably enhance the lives of their children. This is very important to society at large."
2015-07-27T22:35:15+00:00
“I came into this program feeling desperate, lonely, isolated, depressed, and ashamed. I left feeling powerful, happy,loved, content,grounded, optimistic, and that I have the whole world ahead of me. I have accomplished so much since being in the “Life Coaching” program. I feel as though I belong in my own View Full →

"I discovered SWIM when I first moved to London with my son. I was looking for resources in our new city, and as the year has progressed, I have found so much more! I think the Empowerment Coaching group came to me just when I needed it. Not only did I find a great group of women to connect with, I found a new way to tap into my own inner desires and capacities for well being. I am still working on making the things I have learned a positive habit in my life, but at least I have them in my consciousness now. I am excited to have these wonderfully supportive and encouraging women in my life now!"
2015-07-27T22:35:39+00:00
“I discovered SWIM when I first moved to London with my son. I was looking for resources in our new city, and as the year has progressed, I have found so much more! I think the Empowerment Coaching group came to me just when I needed it. Not only did I find a View Full →

"S.W.I.M is an organization that single mom's need! After having my daughter, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions due to her birth being very traumatic. I joined a support group but each mom in the group was married and/or had a partner. I needed to relate and that is harder to find as a single mom then most people think. S.W.I.M provides single mom's like myself with support in good times and in bad. The women that work there are so understanding, helpful, and caring and they provide the type of support a single mom needs."

2016-04-14T19:07:42+00:00
“S.W.I.M is an organization that single mom’s need! After having my daughter, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions due to her birth being very traumatic. I joined a support group but each mom in the group was married and/or had a partner. I needed to relate and View Full →

"The circumstances surrounding my daughters birth has influenced me to pursue post secondary education and become a social worker to help others who face tough situations. S.W.I.M presented me with a scholarship towards my post-secondary education which has helped immensely. S.W.I.M is a place that wants to see single mom's succeed and they go above and beyond to achieve that. Because of S.W.I.M, I have help in pursing my goals, support in tough situations and a place I can relate to when it feels like there is nowhere else I belong. Thank you to Anne Marie, Sara and all the other hard working people that make S.W.I.M a fantastic and important organization and for helping better myself which therefore, betters my daughter."
2016-04-14T19:09:28+00:00
“The circumstances surrounding my daughters birth has influenced me to pursue post secondary education and become a social worker to help others who face tough situations. S.W.I.M presented me with a scholarship towards my post-secondary education which has helped immensely. S.W.I.M is a place that wants to see single mom’s View Full →

"Although having been involved with the S.W.I.M. organization for only a short time, I  feel like I've been accepted into a new loving family of committed strong women and men. The support I've received is priceless. The center is warm, caring and safe. My daughter loves the new art program and my plans include volunteering my time and skills to further the vision of the current S.W.I.M. programming. I even have a few new exciting ideas of my own i hope to share in the future! Being honoured with the S.M.A.R.T. scholarship has guaranteed my enrollment for the 2016 fall semester Registered Massage Therapy Program at Fanshawe College. It is a two year accelerated program that will allow me the opportunity to offer hands on healing to people in the community. Strong Mothers Achieving Remarkable Triumph is non-profit agency designed to empower single mothers working toward developing their full financial, personal growth, self worth and intellectual potential. Both these agencies together have given me the confidence needed to achieve my goals!"
2016-04-14T19:10:34+00:00
“Although having been involved with the S.W.I.M. organization for only a short time, I  feel like I’ve been accepted into a new loving family of committed strong women and men. The support I’ve received is priceless. The center is warm, caring and safe. My daughter loves the new art program View Full →

"I found SWIM at the darkest time in my life. I needed to find women who found their strength through struggle. Ann-Marie provided me a safe place to realize my strength and worth. SWIM, Ann-Marie and her staff are a God-send and I can’t even express in words how grateful I am that this service/services exist."
2016-07-21T22:55:40+00:00
“I found SWIM at the darkest time in my life. I needed to find women who found their strength through struggle. Ann-Marie provided me a safe place to realize my strength and worth. SWIM, Ann-Marie and her staff are a God-send and I can’t even express in words how grateful View Full →

"I came to SWIM as a new resident to London. I was looking for resources in our new city and found so much more. In my year here, I have been involved with the Empowerment Coaching, and a Mentor program, both of which have boosted my confidence and shown me abilities for coping and creating life goals that I didn't even know I had. It has been so good to know there is a place so supportive and encouraging in my new community."
2015-11-26T15:19:16+00:00
“I came to SWIM as a new resident to London. I was looking for resources in our new city and found so much more. In my year here, I have been involved with the Empowerment Coaching, and a Mentor program, both of which have boosted my confidence and shown me View Full →

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