Practical Support Fund

Over 50% of single parents access our services while they are in a state of crisis. Practical support fulfills three main purposes:

  1. It helps to make ends meet. Going from two incomes to one, or going from providing for one home to two is a shock for anyone and often impossible for lower income families.
  2. It takes some of the immediate stress off the parent so that they can focus on counselling, parenting skills and making the connections that they need.
  3. It gives hope. As parent Kristi said about receiving a Christmas hamper for her and her daughter, Alexus “It makes me feel like there is goodness in the world, makes me feel supported to make changes”


Practical support is part of 1Up’s mandate, along with education and empowerment.

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