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Amazing new social worker wanted

We are seeking an experienced Social Worker to work within our multi-disciplinary team in Hamilton, providing support, information, guidance and practical assistance to single parents. This role is 35 hours a week, and you will be part of a...


Position available with Single Parent Services Waikato

A 25 hour a week position has opened up in our fabulous agency.  This position is responsible for our reception area and many of our early client engagements, and it would suit a person who is friendly, organised and...


Raffle raises money for parenting roopu

Toitoi Manawa is the name of the group of people who meet every Wednesday in the lounge at Single Parent Services Waikato.   It is a cheerful group of women (and the occasional man) who meet to do a...


Major success getting funding

After a couple of years of effort, we have been successful in securing enough funding to develop a respite service for families that are parenting alone, and do not have respite available through family or other services.  This project...


If it all turns to custard over summer

The days before Christmas and New Year can be really hard for people, and it is also the time when we are closed, as are many other agencies.  We are closing on the 18th December and opening again on the...


Hard work and long hours pay off

It can be really easy to believe that there is no such thing as a free lunch when you are parenting alone, and it is true that not much comes the way of a single parent without a lot...


Learning self defence a key step in building confidence

Vanessa* (name changed) was twenty eight when her ex partner knocked on her door and demanded to see her and their son.  Once inside, he threatened them both loudly.  Vanessa remembers being really frightened for herself and her son...

Marriage truth

The Day I Told the Ugly Truth About My Marriage

By:  Lisa Genova Last summer, I attended a birthday party with my 3- and 6-year-old for my friend Lucie’s daughter. The party was held at the Heritage Museums & Gardens, over 100 lush acres of green, sweeping lawns, blooming...


Financial Sanctions Undermine Social Investment For Better Outcomes For Vulnerable New Zealanders

Press release from NZCCSS: The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) has released the 21st edition of the Vulnerability Report and finds financial sanctions undermine the Government’s focus on better lives for vulnerable New Zealanders. The data...

Cindy George

Social responsibility for single parents

The deaths in Ashburton of Cindy George and her three beautiful children is a tragedy.  Cindy was looking after a family house with her children when she left the car running in the garage – it is assumed that...

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