PWP is a non profit social group that offers our members friendship, support and fun times that create great memories and somewhere to go and activites where the kids are welcome. We`are a group of people wanting the same things in life. Dont wait any longer...Join us in enjoying life to its fullest! Come on... We"re waiting for you!!!!
Sole Parent Family Fun Day
Cottontree Park The Esplande
One day only
Start time 1 PM Finish 4PM
Free tea & coffee. Free Clown & Ballons. Free bunji jumping trampoline. Organized Games.
Information and support for parents.
WHAT IS P.W.P. ???
WHO CAN JOIN ???
WHAT DOES IT DO ???
LONE PARENTS -- GRANDPARENTS WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US..........
If you are a "PARENT WITHOUT A PARTNER" -- whether your are Divorced, Widowed, Separated or Single; or have been responsible for the care of one or more children of any age
Then now is the time for YOU to....
DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF WHAT P.W.P. MEMBERSHIP CAN MEAN TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY........
P.W.P. programs include a wide variety of entertainment and outings for both Children and Parents, specially planned to help you meet new friends (families like you) who are building a new life for themselves and learning to cope with the same problems that YOU are facing.
Picnics, Bus Tours, Barbeques, Swimming, Camping -- for both Parents and Children, Discussions, Meetings, Films, Social Evenings, Dinners for Parents.
WARNING! P.W.P. is not a "Lonely Hearts Club".
All our members and recently separated members (in particular) welcome the fact that this is one group where they can develop a whole new world of friendship without the problems associated with commercial Matrimonial or Friendship Clubs.
"Parents Without Partners", is an International, Non Political Non Profit Non Sectarian, Educational Organisation, devoted entirely to the Welfare, needs and interests of Sole Parents and their Children. Membership is open to Mothers Fathers and Grandparents regardless of custody.
It is not a weakness but a sign of Strength to realise that one needs help, and to be able to accept it.
WHAT DOES PWP DO?
1. FAMILY OUTINGS
Activities are held on a regular basis These include picnics. barbeques, bus tours, boat trips, swimming, camping, bowling, visits to Museums etc.
2. PARENT EVENINGS
Gatherings in private homes, dinners, dances, barbeques, night tennis, river cruises. (We are always looking for different activities and welcome suggestions).Based on the belief that a happy parent makes a happy family, these get-togethers are informal social gatherings where members meet as sole parents, make friends and share common interests.
3. E.A.S.E. (Education & Self Expression) NIGHTS and or DISCUSSION GROUPS
This gives members the opportunity to discuss any problem relevant to one parent families. Topics for discussion can be presented by members anonymously, put 'into a hat' and drawn out one by one. Much can be gained through a properly E.A.S.E. night.
4. GUEST SPEAKER EVENINGS
Many Branches try to organise guest speakers on a regular basis. These have been from the Family Court, Department of Social Security, Department of Health (on AIDS), Police Department, Lifeline, etc.
5. SELF ESTEEM
Many parents and children lose their Self Esteem after Trauma. We are structured to rebuild the self esteem with various programs. Eg Arts and Craft Competition, Quest and various committee positions.
6. FAMILY TO FAMILY CONTACT
As often as you like. There's no need to wait for the next Branch outing. Go out for the day with some of you new-found friends or invite them over to visit you.
No matter what your field of interest, or whatever your problems, P.W.P. can help
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Parents Without Partners (Qld)Inc. Your Local Contact is
PO Box 2084
Salisbury East Q 4107
Ph 07 3275 3290 Fax 07 3275 3291
P.W.P. CAN HELP YOU -- AS IT HAS HELPED SO MANY OTHERS -- TO OVERCOME THESE PROBLEMS
LONELY? DEPRESSED? ANXIOUS? OR JUST PLAIN MISERABLE?
We all know and understand the feeling. We've all been that way too. "Talking it out" is widely recognised as one of the best all time cures for the depression and unhappiness so closely associated with the loss of a partner: separation or a broken home. You can spend a fortune with a Psychiatrist or talk free with P.W.P.
Whether it's over the phone or over a cup of coffee, you'll find the same kind of interest, and understanding, that can only come from people who've been through the same thing themselves.
YOU CAN'T GO OUT -- BECAUSE OF THE CHILDREN...?
In P.W.P., you and the kids can go out together.. Bus tours and group arrangements help to overcome transport problems. Group baby sitting cuts costs for night outings
YOU DON"T HAVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU HAD ?
Most of us have felt that way after separation. PWP have programmes for both Adults and Children to build self Esteem. Arts and Crafts Competitions, Quest and even the Committee Positions are structured to assist in building of a new life.
YOU'VE GOT SPECIAL PROBLEMS WITH YOUR OWN CHILDREN?.
Buying clothes for a teenager? Can't get the lawn mown? The children don't seem to be adjusting to life with one parent? Need someone to mind them during school holidays? Need some housework done? P.W.P. doesn't guarantee to have the answer to every problem, (but we do solve a lot of them between us).
NOTHING TO DO AT WEEKENDS OR AT NIGHT?
About the only complaint you hear from P.W.P. members is the difficulty they have keeping up with all the activities on the Branch Program. We suggest that you work on the "Cafeteria system" -- picking out the ones you like most -- there's no need for any member to attend everything on the list. Check the latest P.W.P. Newsletter for news of coming outings and activities. Phone you nearest Branch or any of the members listed on the Program for additional information.
HOW ELSE CAN P.W.P. HELP YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN?
P.W.P. in Australia is part of the International Parents Without Partners Organisation (founded in the USA). We have come together for mutual help and understanding so that between us we can provide a happy family environment in which to bring up our children, with the backing of professional Advisors, including Doctors, Legal Experts, child Welfare Officers and Ministers of Religion.
We recognise that the world in which we live is based on the traditional two parent home and is not equipped for, (nor does it really understand) the special problems faced by those parents who must bring up their children alone. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS is uniquely fitted to help YOU, because our members themselves have gone through and experienced the despair and discouragement that accompany the loss of a partner, and the struggle to re-establish a new kind of life.
P.W.P. CAN HELP YOU TOO
You will find your fellow members sympathetic and understanding people with whom you can share your experiences, problems and hopes. You will gain a new perspective on yourself as you discover that you are not alone, and that others have triumphed over the same kind of difficulties you are facing. Your can learn to accept what you must, while you strive towards a more successful future life for you and your family.
A HAPPY PARENT.......MEANS A HAPPY FAMILY.
Your children need not be 'victims' of the one parent situation. From the new insights you gain, you can be a better parent, and your children will benefit -- not only from the activities planned for them, but from the new strength and self-reliance you can derive from the P.W.P. program and your association with friendly people all "in the same boat"
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO; JOIN P.W.P.?
The only condition for membership is that you must be a Sole Parent whether separated, divorced, widowed or never married. Custody of children is not a determining factor. Good character is essential.
Depending on Branch rules, you may attend 3 or 4 P.W.P. activities prior to joining. Your first attendance as a guest will cost you nothing, thereafter, you pay the charges set down by the Branch. You may join at any time during the attendances as a visitor and we do ask that after your four visits, that you consider if we are for you. However, if you decide that P.W.P. is not to your liking, we know that you will not take advantage of non-membership visitation to the Branch.
CottonTree Park the Esplande, Cotton Tree
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