Single Women in Motherhood Training Program (S.W.I.M) is non-profit, social service organization offering a variety of positive programs geared to enriching the lives and futures of single mothers. We believe in: “Healthy moms , Healthy families.”

S.W.I.M exists to support lone mothers in achieving:

  • Economic stability;
  • Total well-being; and
  • Community integration.

WHO WE SERVE

Our services are available to female-headed and 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 parents 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 please reach out and talk to us!

 

NEWS AND UPDATES

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OUR PROGRAMS

 
 

Let’s Talk About It Sessions

At the Let’s Talk About It Sessions, we create a comfortable, confidential environment where single moms can share their stories, learn from one another, recognize each other’s achievements, and develop new strategies for dealing with life’s ups and downs.

 

Life Coaching Program

The aim of the Life Coaching Program is to provide clients with motivating and fulfilling experiences that will allow them to reach their life goals. We do this through education, empathy and empowerment, and by helping our clients develop the skills necessary to create a better life for themselves.

 

Child Care Exchange Program

Being a mom is a full-time job. The goal of this program is to provide mothers with a chance to have some “me” time without your children by providing free childcare for 2-3 hours. This gives you a chance to unwind, de-stress, go to appointments, do errands, shop – or do whatever else is needed!

 
 
 

Golden Connection Pal Program

This program connects single moms with other women so that they can share experiences, develop friendships, and support each other. Over the course of 6 months to one year, the Pals will meet regularly – usually once every 2 weeks.

 

Community Support Agent Program

This program helps single parents dealing with challenging situations by providing them with emotional and social support. The role of the Community Support Agent is to provide support to a single parent who is feeling stressed and overwhelmed in a specific situation.

 

Little Fish Program

Little Fish Program is for Single Women in Motherhood who need to attend appointments or important meeting in which they prefer for their child be in care. This programs runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30am to 4:30pm. Your child is allowed to be in our care up to 3 hours.

 
 
 

MEMBERSHIP

Enjoy more of S.W.I.M. with a membership! We have different membership types for moms who use our programs, other non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations. All proceeds go toward funding our valued services.

 
 

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."
2015-07-27T22:35:15-04:00
"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 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."

"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!"
2015-07-27T22:35:39-04:00
"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 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!"

"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."

2016-04-14T19:07:42-04:00
"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 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."

"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."
2016-04-14T19:09:28-04:00
"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 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."

"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!"
2016-04-14T19:10:34-04:00
"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 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!"

"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."
2016-07-21T22:55:40-04:00
"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 I am that this service/services exist."

"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."
2015-11-26T15:19:16-05:00
"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 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."



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