Our annual appeal is on now!
Parent to Parent’s annual appeal for 2017 is under way. We rely on the generous support of people just like you to keep our vital services going. So please join us in making a difference in the lives of thousands of Kiwi families up and down the country.
Where your money goes…
Your donation goes directly toward the services that Parent to Parent provides for New Zealand families raising children with disabilities. These include our nationwide Support Parent network, education and training for caregivers, our Research & Information service, as well as our SibSupport programme – offering training, support and respite to children growing up with a disabled brother or sister.
Check out some more information on each of these services below.
Your donation will help train parents of children with disabilities and health impairments to be Support Parents for other parents new to the world of disability. Supported parents are better equipped to focus on the gifts, skills and strengths of their child, and not let the disability block the pathway to a bright future. Children in positive families always do better.
We currently have over 600 trained Support Parents nationwide.
Living with a brother or sister who has a disability can be challenging. We are here to support siblings to thrive in their own unique family environment. Parent to Parent runs ‘SibCamps’ – weekends of fun and learning where these special Kiwi brothers and sisters can let loose, and learn some key strategies to cope with and enjoy their disabled sibling.
Check out our two-part video series ‘Meet the siblings’, to see the value of SibCamps first-hand, and to learn what it’s like to be the sibling of a brother or sister who has a disability, in their own words.
Your donation will enable our research and information team to respond to requests from parents and carers for information on any topic relating to over 3600 health and disability conditions, from understanding their child’s disability, to finding the right school for their child, to adolescence and dating!
There is no limit to the number of requests that can be made.
We run a range of invaluable programmes and workshops for families nationwide, delivered by trained facilitators. For example:
Renew – How to cope with the challenges of raising a child with a disability.
2nd Gen – What to do when parents get too old to look after their disabled child.
Advocacy – How to be an effective advocate for your child and family.
All courses and workshops are offered free of charge.
I cannot praise Parent to Parent enough. From the very first phone call I was no longer in isolation.
Since finding and contacting Parent to Parent I have found it to be of enormous help and support.
Sibcamp was fun. It’s the best thing ever during the year. Learning new skills and strategies to help.