According to US Census data, 30% of children living in New Jersey currently live in a single parent household. Single Parenting is difficult, non-stop and often goes unappreciated. For many single parents, they are a provider, nurturer and disciplinarian. It can be overwhelming trying to carry out each of these roles. The Family Life Office has created and is offering a support group specific to the needs of single parents.
Support groups were created within the Archdiocese to offer encouragement to single parent families who may be struggling with many hardships. The groups create a place where single parents can realize that they are not alone, there are others who understand their situation, that they belong in the parish community and that the church cares for them. For the locations & times of the Single Parent Support Groups, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at (973) 497-4327.
Also, click here to join Family Life's New Jersey Christian Single Parents Facebook Group