Family Friend is a YMCA of Fredericton program for single parents of young children.

If our program description below sounds like a good fit for you or someone you know, please share our link or contact us for more information.

Parents must have a least one pre-school aged child.

We provide assistance to single parents who are:

  • Feeling alone / isolated
  • Experiencing challenges
  • Looking for support, services, and resources

How we provide assistance: 

  • Connects participants to valuable information, resources, and community services
  • Conducts interactive and informative personal development workshops
  • Provides free childminding by YMCA trained childminders during workshops
  • Provides accessibility to lower cost vision care, medications, and YMCA membership
  • Offers transportation assistance for participants who qualify
  • Nurtures a caring environment where parents have an opportunity to bond, learn, and grow with other participants in our group
  • Offers confidential support by the program coordinator


The Family Friend program has specific intake requirements & expectations:

  • Our participants are single parents who have at least one pre-school aged child.
  • An initial meeting with the program coordinator is required to assess the parent’s needs and to determine eligibility.  Participants are welcome to bring their child/children to this meeting. 
  • We hold 10 workshops annually.  Attendance is required for at least seven out of our 10 workshops.
  • Open communication and follow-ups with program coordinator will be required.
  • Re-assessment is required to track progress.

~ We are here to help ~ 

Contact our program coordinator,  for a confidential conversation.

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Phone: (506) 462-3000 ext:  113