There is an organization that helps single mothers find each other to share housing. It is called CoAbode. Registration is free. When you register, you create a profile . In addition to the basics such as location and the number and ages of your children, there are short open-ended questions about your philosophy of parenting, diet, passions, organizations you belong to, and space for saying anything else you want. This profile is then put in the data base where other single mothers can browse it. Each registrant is given an anonymous email address that they can use in the first phases of inquiry. Once registered a member can browse the listing and contact potential housemates. There is also a way to connect to “Circles of Friends,” support groups for single mothers.
The organization is “ founded on the principle that two single moms raising children together can achieve more than one struggling alone.” According to Carmel Boss, the executive director, there are over 35,000 single mothers in the data base. The organization is based in California and a significant number of listings are Californian, but not all. It’s easy to sign up no matter where you are. And remember, it only takes one person to be the right housemate. CoAbode is a wonderful service for single mothers.