The House of Hope is a neighbourhood organization with three walk-in centres in Rotterdam South, in the districts of Tarwewijk, Katendrecht and Beverwaard. In these neighbourhoods, a large number of residents live in poverty and loneliness. Many residents struggle with unemployment, debts and an uncertain housing situation. Also in these neighbourhoods with large numbers of children, there are many broken relationships and one-parent families. The organization has since grown into a community of volunteers and 16 paid employees.
Lonely moms in Rotterdam
Almost 1 in 6 children live in single-parent households
For expats in the Netherlands out there who also happen to be single parents, you most likely find yourself in somewhat of a unique experience. As we know, being an expat is hard enough on its own. Being a parent is also hard, let alone a single parent, which brings additional difficulties to the table. Add the combination of being a single expat parent and you are bound to feel, from time-to-time or even all the time , frustrated, overwhelmed or simply strung out. As a single expat parent in the Netherlands you may be experiencing a constant juggle between raising your children to their highest potential, scheduling time for your job and finding time to develop your social network. You may also find yourself experiencing an array of emotions about the responsibilities that you face.
Help a single mom with baby child care in Schiedam, Netherlands
What's this? Starting May! Hello, my name is Aurora and I'm a single momma and looking into nannys and care. I'm a very busy little bee! In my current situation being a single mom is no problem since I always have a nanny but I want to move soon and will be in need of a new nanny!
You may also be interested in exploring social activities beyond faith-based communities and sport clubs. On websites like Internations and MeetUp , you can easily find other people that share your interests or background. Meetup also includes a page for the Expat Republic Rotterdam , one of the expat communities in Rotterdam. They organise drinks and other informal gatherings.