A new organisation to assist lone parents back into work will be launched next month.
'Healing and Empowering Lone Parents' will be known as 'Help'. Triumph Ayo-Isegun, its founder director, said Help would not duplicate the work of other single-parent charities such as Gingerbread and One Parent Families.
It has a 100-strong network of businesses available to offer advice, which the others don't, she said.
"I am a member of those two charities and neither has anything like that. I am also trying to change the stereotype of lone parents and to present achieving ones as role models."
Ayo-Ishegun also aims to fight the taboo surrounding divorce, and claims to have the support of many London churches. Help will also provide a lone-parent helpline, in common with Gingerbread and One Parent Families.
Debbie Bruce, Gingerbread's policy and press assistant, said: "We get a lot of calls that we can't always deal with, so another helpline will be good for lone parents."
Help is in the process of applying for charitable status.