Supporting families led by one person for over 65 years

We specialise in working with families led by one person

Birthright offers a range of services for tamariki and whānau led by one person.

Our goal is nurtured, resilient and inspired children and families.

If you are a mum, dad, grandparent or another whānau member parenting alone, we can support you.

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Our services


Our trained and experienced staff and social workers offer practical support, resources and encouragement.


We understand the diversity of whānau in our communities and the importance of community connections.


We can support you to understand your rights and express your views on issues that are important to you. We also advocate at a national level for systemic change on behalf of families led by one person.


Access a range of useful resources that the whole family can benefit from.


We work closely with other providers to ensure you have access to appropriate services in your community.

Success stories

Ana was battling a number of issues as a sole parent, when she enrolled with Birthright Canterbury in 2015. She credits her social worker and the rest of the Birthright team with helping her get...Read more
Life can be stressful and busy for Dan, a single father of two young daughters. In 2015, Dan went searching for extra support, knowing that it might be hard to find. Luckily, someone he knew...Read more
If it wasn’t for Birthright Canterbury and the help of her social worker, Amanda’s life would look very different. When her daughter was 18 months old and her son was six, Amanda and her partner...Read more