ANN ARBOR PWP
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All Single Parents Are Welcome!
The problems are many in bringing
up our children alone, contending with the emotional conflicts of divorce,
never-married, separation or widowhood. PWP Inc. is the only international
organization that provides real help in the way of discussions, professional
speakers, study groups, publications and social activities for families
and adults. Through the exchange of ideas and companionship, we hope to
further our common welfare and the well-being of our children.
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.
History of the Organization
Parents Without Partners was founded in 1957 in New York City by two single parents: Jim Egleson, a noncustodial parent, and Jacqueline Bernard, a custodial parent. As concerned parents, they felt isolated from society because of their marital status, and decided to form a mutual support organization. Following their first newspaper advertisements directed to "Parents Without Partners", 25 single parents attended the first meeting in a Greenwich Village church basement. Later, media attention brought inquiries from all over the country. Today there are approximately 400 chapters in the world.
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Parents Without Partners Courtesy
At Ann Arbor Parents Without Partners, our members strive to create a positive friendly, and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy the company of other single parents and their children. The following guidelines help us work together to develop this atmosphere:
The guidelines are based on the fact that everyone is unattached at a Parents Without Partners function. If you happen to bring a date for a meeting or a social event, don't feel offended if your date is asked to dance or is stopped in conversation. It is permissible and expected.
Women, as well as men, are encouraged to ask one another to dance.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed at family or educational activities.
All events are dutch treat. If someone offers to pay, accept
if you wish, but this does not obligate you for the evening.
Please remember the membership files are confidential. Anyone wanting a member's phone number or address, must get it from that person.
All members are welcome to attend family activities with or without children.