Help for single parent families—Birthright
Birthright New Zealand is a national Non Government Agency (NGO) that works with single parent families to provide emotional and financial support in a variety of ways. It has 15 branches around the country with services such as counselling and social work, in-home visits by Birthright support workers, budgeting assistance, self-esteem programmes for children, parenting workshops, play groups and parenting groups available at most branches.
Financial assistance can also be accessed to help pay school uniforms, teenagers to attend Spirit of Adventure courses and help out with other recreational activities. Retraining Grants are also available.
For an information sheet about Birthright, click here.