Project: Children to Single Mothers, Stockholm and Gothenburg
Location: Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden
Target group: Families at risk
With the project Children to Single Mothers, Fryshuset wants to give the children of single mothers a childhood characterized of hope, games, laughter and happiness. The aim is to strengthen the social network of the mothers, reduce their sense of isolation and make them more comfortable in their role as mothers.
The main component of the project Children to Single Mothers is activities and gatherings organized with the intent to give the children the right to happiness and fun experiences together with their mothers. The idea is that the activities will strengthen the bonds between children and mothers and also increase the self-esteem of both mothers and children. The other component of the project is activities aimed at supporting the mothers in their role as a parent; networking with other mothers in the same situation, parent education, advise from child psychologist and concrete support in practical matters.