Single Parent Families NETWORK

Contact Leslie Kraut, LMSW, 718-225-6750 ext 248

CQY is proud to introduce The Single Parent Initiative, a new program through UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Communal Fund.

Single parents, you are welcome to join and participate in a range of programs designed especially to meet your unique challenges.

Come to our workshops and groups, which include:

• Shabbat/Holiday Programs • Career Counseling
• Parenting Workshops • Programs for Children
• Information & Referral Services • Financial Workshops
• Group Supportive Counseling • Online Support

We offer year-round social and recreational programs for your children and the opportunity for you to meet and socialize with other single parent families in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to help families meet basic needs, become more economically self-sufficient, increase social and peer support networks, access needed services, and become more engaged and connected to your community.

For more information, please contact Leslie Kraut, LMSW, at 718-225-6750 ext 248 or  For a printable flyer to share, please click here!



Upcoming Events:

Our Single Parent Initiative is hosting a How to Talk to Children about Separation or Divorce in a Healthy Way workshop, on Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:00 pm.

If you'd like to attend, or for more information, please RSVP by April 19th to Leslie at


Our Single Parent Initiative is hosting a Navigating the Child Support Legal Process workshop, on Tuesday, May 1st, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Samuel Field Y.

Susan Varghese, an attorney and the Queens Site Coordinator for LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today) will be offering advice, and answering any questions you might have.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Leslie Kraut at (718) 225-6750 ext. 248/ 

Free babysitting is available if requested upon RSVP. RSVP required by April 26th.

As a social services agency, we aim to strengthen our community, and offer unique and enlightening opportunities to its members. With this in mind, we're thrilled to be hosting a Women's Empowerment Morning, on Sunday, May 6th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Samuel Field Y.

Motivational Speaker and Life/Business Coach Melissa Dawn will join us for a morning workshop that aims to help women take control of their personal and professional lives! This workshop is available for women who are seniors in high school and older, with a suggested donation of $18 per participant. A light kosher breakfast will be served.

This program is being funded by our Single Parent Initiative program, but is available to all adult women. Please RSVP by Monday, April 30th.

To register, visit or for more information contact Leslie Kraut at 718-225-6750 ext. 248, or by email at

*We will be offering transportation from the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills (located at 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375), that will be departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning back following the session at approximately 1:15 p.m. You can sign up for one-way transportation, or for both trips.


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Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
  Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750

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