Single Moms Society Launches Innovative Referral Service to Connect Single Parents with the Help They Need to Thrive

 Single Moms Society, in collaboration with (powered by findhelp) and other community partners, is proud to announce the launch of its new 1-800 Phone in Text and Referral Service. This innovative service is designed to connect single parents and service providers with a vast network of resources tailored to their specific needs. With just a phone call or text message, single parents and service providers can access a representative who will compile and share resources that cover everything from housing assistance and childcare to career counseling and mental health services.

“We understand how overwhelming it can be for single parents and service providers to navigate the complex landscape of resources that are available to them,” said Kim Anthony, the founder and CEO of Single Moms Society. “That’s why we’ve created this new phone in text and referral service – to make it easier for them to find the help they need when they need it.”

All referrals made through the text and email referral service can be tracked, and follow-up will be provided to ensure that single parents and service providers are receiving the support they need. The service is available 24/7, making it convenient for users to access resources whenever they need them.

Single Moms Society has teamed up with, the largest online network of its kind in the United States, providing users with access to comprehensive social care resources. This collaboration between Single Moms Society and findhelp has the potential to change the lives of countless individuals across the United States.

“We’re proud to connect our nationwide network of free and reduced-cost programs with Single Moms Society’s network of expert navigators to support families by connecting them to the help they need, with dignity and ease,” says Emily Parmely, Community Engagement Director at findhelp.

“We are excited to collaborate with and leverage findhelp’s extensive database and connect single parents and service providers with this phenomenal free and reduced-cost resource network,” said Kim Anthony, the founder and CEO of Single Moms Society. “Together, we are committed to making it easier for people to find the help they need to thrive.”

The Toll-free Phone in Text and Referral Service officially starts May 19, 2023. To access the service, single parents and service providers can call or text (877) 958-8511.

About Single Moms Society
Single Moms Society is a social service organization that provides resources and community support to single mothers and their children. Founded in 2020, Single Moms Society has helped thousands of single mothers across the United States to overcome the challenges they face and achieve their goals.

About findhelp

Findhelp is the leading referral network for social services in the country, making it easy for people seeking help to directly find and connect with services like food, housing, healthcare and many other types of support available nearby. It’s free, private and simple to use. Visit to get started.

Care Collective Firm
Kim Anthony
(877) 958-8511



  • Business
  • Children & Youth
  • Lifestyle
  • Parenting
  • Society
  • Women in Business
  • Women’s Interest

Hong Kong – CE visits single elderly persons in Kwai Tsing and Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park (with photos/video)

CE visits single elderly persons in Kwai Tsing and Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park (with photos/videos)


     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (January 20) visited single elderly persons and shops in Kwai Tsing District in the morning, and toured the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in the afternoon to extend festive greetings to citizens.

     In the morning, Mr Lee, accompanied by the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak, and the Director of Home Affairs, Mrs Alice Cheung, first visited single elderly tenants in Cheung Hang Estate, Tsing Yi, to learn about their living conditions and express warm wishes and care for them. Mr Lee distributed gift packs filled with new year blessings to the elderly persons and put up spring couplets for them, wishing them a healthy Year of the Rabbit.

     Mr Lee said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government spares no effort in improving elderly services with due emphasis on both quality and quantity, and adheres to the policy objective of promoting “ageing in place as the core, with institutional care as back-up”. 

     He put forward in the Policy Address the regularisation of the Pilot Scheme on Community Care Service Voucher for the Elderly in the third quarter this year as well as enhancement of the Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme by allowing the shared use of vouchers between spouses and increasing the annual voucher by $500 to promote the use of primary healthcare services, with a view to responding to the needs of the elderly for healthcare services and improving the standard of services.

     Mr Lee then visited the wet market of Cheung Hang Estate and chatted with different vendors and local citizens to learn more about the market situation as Hong Kong gradually returns to normalcy.

     Accompanied by the Under Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Miss Diane Wong, and the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Ms Irene Young, Mr Lee visited the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in the afternoon. He chatted with operators of new year flower stalls and members of the public to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Lunar New Year Fair this year.

     Mr Lee said, “The Government continuously relaxes anti-epidemic measures to promote the gradual resumption to normalcy of Hong Kong society while managing relevant risks. The Lunar New Year fairs, which were cancelled in the past two years, have come back this year, and members of the public could enjoy gathering and doing new year shopping at the flower markets with their families and friends again. As various events will be resumed in Hong Kong this year, society will regain the impetus for economic growth. I wish all sectors of the community every success and prosperity in the Year of the Rabbit.”

National Single Window System facilitates over 44000 approvals since launch; over 28 thousand applications under process

The National Single Window System (NSWS) currently accepts applications for 248 G2B clearness from 26 Central Ministries/ Departments, in addition to different State/UT Level clearances in 16 States/ UTs.

The portal is rapidly gaining traction amongst the investors community and as of date has about 3.7 lakh plus unique visitors. 44,000+ approvals have been facilitated through NSWS and 28,000+ approvals are currently under process. The portal will progressively onboard a greater number of approvals and licenses, based on user /industry feedback. The Government is committed to reforms and other bold measures for creating a conducive business and investment environment in all sectors.

NSWS was soft launched to all stakeholders and the public on the 22nd of September 2021 by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal. NSWS was created by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as per the budget announcement of creation of an Investment Clearance Cell (ICC) to provide a single platform to enable the identification and obtaining of approvals and clearances needed by investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses in India. 

The system is envisioned to reduce duplicity of information submission to different ministries, reduce compliance burden, promote sector specific reforms and schemes, reduce gestation period of projects, and promote ease of starting and doing business. NSWS enables the identification, applying and subsequent tracking of approvals for all integrated States and Central Departments, making it a true National Single Window System

It may be noted that the Know Your Approvals (KYA) service is live on NSWS with 544 approvals across 32 Central Ministries/ Departments and 2895 approvals across 30 States/ UTs. A total of 3439 approvals are listed. Total of 1,32,510 investors have used KYA module to know about the type of approvals they need for their businesses. 26 Ministries/ Departments onboarded with 248 approvals are live (Total Approvals in scope: 376). 16 States/UTs onboarded namely Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

The teams are working with 5 more states (Haryana, Andaman & Nicobar, Tripura, Jharkhand and Arunachal Pradesh) to integrate by 15 December. Total of 71,000 approvals has been applied on NSWS till date. NSWS sees visitors coming from 157 countries on NSWS with USA, UK, and UAE (United Arab Emirates) on top. It is expected that the onboarding of remaining 8 Ministries/Deptts of Govt of India would happen by 31 Dec 2022 and the balance states/UTs by 31 March 2023.

review of  the progress and status of NSWS (National Single Window System) is set to happen on 5th December 2022 with Ministries, States/UTs and Industry representatives. In this regard, preparatory meetings have been held to discuss the integration status of various States/UT and Central Ministries with National Single Window System.

These meetings have witnessed active participation from the stakeholders. DPIIT and Invest India have been proactively holding regular reviews with the Ministries, States and Industry associations in the process of setting up the NSWS to ensure an inclusive approach for building this national portal. Over 150 participants from States and Ministries have participated in the review meetings held by Special Secretary, DPIIT and held discussions on the way forward for NSWS.

During the interactions with stakeholder Ministries and States and UTs, the strong growth trajectory of the country was highlighted, and how a ‘whole of Govt’ approach’ is critical to realize our ambitions and targets. In this context, the NSWS initiative is the perfect example of the ‘whole of Govt’ approach with different Ministries, Deptt of Govt of India and the States and UTs coming together to facilitate investor related clearances on a single portal, with transparency and accountability, and enhancing ease of doing business.



(Release ID: 1880251)
Visitor Counter : 697

New Single and Video: “Toyland / March of the Toys”

 Independent music label, Rudolf Music, is releasing a new single and video “Toyland / March of the Toys” by Christmas The Band. This new version encompasses the 1903 Victor Herbert song with the March of the Toys theme from the opera “Babes In Toyland” in a Rock, Progressive-Rock style.

The musicians in Christmas The Band are from Sonoma and Marin Counties in California and are: Alec Fuhrman; guitar, Peter Penhallow; keyboards, Rob Fordyce; bass, and Charles Tapp; drums and vocals. The group has released a single every year since 2019 and a full length CD “One World Love One Another” in 2017. Rudolf Music is based in Santa Rosa, CA and is celebrating its 25th anniversary of distributing music.

More information and music can be found at the Rudolf Music website:

Rudolf Music

Charles Tapp





  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Events & Concerts
  • Music

Single, Taken, or Hanging out With Family, Make a Date with Netflix on Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re spending it with a significant other, family, friends, or solo, Netflix is spreading the love with our Valentine’s Day collection, Watch, Love, Repeat, made especially just for you.

Check out some of the films, series and specials included in the Valentine’s Day collection:

If you’re still in the mood for love, mark a 💗 on your calendar for the romantic films we have in store for later this year that are sure to make your heart skip a beat including Along for the Ride, Don’t Blame Karma!, Falling for Christmas, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Love in the Villa, The Noel Diary, A Perfect Pairing, Persuasion, Purple Hearts, and a new romantic comedy coming this holiday season. 

Need inspiration on what to watch? Members can find the collection by searching Valentine’s Day or going to on all devices. To watch things for the entire family, you can view 

With love,