Parent to Parent connecting parents with trained volunteer Support Parents who have a child or family member with the same or similar disability, health impairment, or are experiencing a similar issue.
- Are parents or family of a child who has a disability or health impairment
- Offer a listening ear
- Have been trained to support other parents, family, whanau or carers
- Understand the challenges and unique joy of caring for a child with a disability or health impairment
- Can share experiences and offer practical solutions
Contact us if you would like to be connected with a Support Parent
I cannot praise Parent to Parent enough. From the very first phone call I was no longer in isolation. The lovely person at Parent to Parent let me know what they did and how it would probably go I could almost not believe it. The next day I was contacted and given details and in the post I received information that I had not found anywhere else and has been so useful.
When I was put in contact with my support parent I found I was speaking to someone who just ‘got it’. I didn’t have to be the parent talking to a specialist, or the parent trying to explain my child’s condition to everyone. I was able to be the parent laughing about similarities for the first time. I think I spent most of the first conversation nodding my head and saying ‘me too’.
I got to feel like I belonged to something because finally it wasn’t just me trying to google everything alone, someone else has been through it too and could tell me. Now when I go to appointments and have home visits I know I am more informed and I will have someone to talk about them afterwards. – Jen