The main purpose of this study is to determine the social support for single parents in the villages of Mukim Lepai, Kedah, Malaysia. The objectives of this study are to identify the type of the problems that they face, to identify the ways that the single parents do in solving their problems and to determine the resources and the method of the social support among of them. The sources of the social support consist of formal and informal social support. The formal social support primarily comes from the government, while the informal social support were from family members, friends, neighbours and others. Ten single mothers and ten single fathers were selected in this purposive sampling study. They are single parents who were divorced. The data which collected from in depth interview and analysed using the content analysis indicated that there were six main forms of problems such as financial, transportation, health, discipline, interpersonal relationship with their son and the labelling from the community. The ways that they use to cope with their problems includes using their own effort, primary support, secondary support, formal institution and sometimes depending on luck. They gained the social support from the formal and informal sources, whilst the forms include financial, advises and others. Future research can be improved by looking at single parents from different state or district.