Parent to Parent
Often raising a child with a disability is an experience that isn’t planned, and it can be a challenging journey. Parent to Parent connects, informs and supports the parents, siblings and carers of children with special needs as they navigate their way through their experience with disability. Parent to Parent's services are free and confidential.
Parent to Parent receives contributory funding from the Ministry of Health, however it relies on philanthropic funding to run its services. Acorn's generous distribution enables Parent to Parent to provide much needed family days for its families. These events help to build invaluable friendships and connections. They provide an opportunity for families to share stories, connect with others who understand, and simply enjoy being a family.
In 2019, Parent to Parent Coastal BOP received funding from the J Chappell-Mathias Fund.