Programs and Services

Single father feeding his children lunch

How we help

SPANL provides services and programs designed to support single parent families from across our province.

If you are a single parent looking for assistance; 

Call (709)-738-3401

Information and Referral

SPANL’s first and core service, it links the single parent to professionals and agencies with which SPANL has established a liaison for assistance, e.g. legal, medical, financial.

SPANL Food Bank

SPANL operates a food bank that provides single parent families with a food hamper every month.

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Single Parent Employment Support Program (SESP)
SESP is a program specifically designed to assist single parents across the province who need help getting started on their return to the workforce. SESP has successfully enabled over 1900 single parents to obtain employment!

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Margaret's Closet

Margaret’s Closet helps single parents find appropriate clothes for an upcoming interview or starting a new job. If a single parent currently has a job and needs appropriate work clothes they can avail of Margaret’s closet as well.

Thank You!

Thanks to our generous donors, United Way NL, The Uniform Shop Plus, A. Harvey and Company and individuals our career closet was created and fully stocked.

Our founder, Margaret Acremen attended the launch of Margaret’s closet May 20, 2022. As a single mom, she started, Single Parent Association of Newfoundland and Labrador 35 years ago. SPANL’s mission to enable parents to regain control over their lives for the empowerment of themselves and their children and is why Margaret’s closet is so important.

NEW! Job Board

Coming Soon!

Single parents can use the SPANL job board to search for new job opportunities. Any employers that notify SPANL of job posting will be listed on our job board page.

Back to School Project

School-age children (in kindergarten-age 18) single parent families are provided with grade appropriate school supplies and book-bags. These kits are distributed in time for the start of the new school year in September.

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Christmas Magic

In partnership with many local businesses, organizations and individuals, SPANL provides many single parent families with support during Christmas by supplying food and gifts.

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Crisis Intervention

SPANL offers support, assistance and/or referral to professionals, where necessary.

Single parents need your help!

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