Why support groups like Inner West Single Mums are crucial

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 15 December 2015

19 mins

Since becoming a single parent Sarah Jane Nilson has found an enormous amount of support through the online Facebook group, Inner West Single Mums. She's a strong campaigner for the social media group and  how it's helped her create a strong group of new friends going through similar experiences. 

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