Birthright believes that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment. We work with families to facilitate the growth of confidence, skills and resilience within the family unit and its individual members.
Birthright understands the diversity of whanau in our communities: Most children in New Zealand will live in a home that is not comprised of a mother and a father at some point in their life. Birthright supports families and whanau in order that everyone has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Families struggle to secure school necessities
School fees- check, school books –check, school uniform – check, these are words that no doubt many a parent is uttering as they methodically tick off all the necessities that are needed for their child to start the school year right.
New childcare model to aid solo parents into work
An exciting new employment and childcare project CareEd4, which aims to help sole parents enter and remain in the workforce is on its way thanks to the support of the Ākina Foundation's inaugural Launchpad programme.
Birthright in your area
Cheaper bus fares for beneficiaries
Go Wellington Buses and WINZ have joined forces and are now offering cheaper bus fares to people residing in the Wellington area who receive either Sole Parent Support or Supported Living Payments.
Inquiry into Social Services in Aotearoa
To ensure that the social services within Aotearoa are equipped to provide best practice standards, the Government recently commissioned the New Zealand Productivity Commission to undergo an inquiry into the matter.