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Description

GRG is a charitable trust providing support to grandparents and other whānau / kin caregivers who are raising their grandchildren/whānau children full-time in New Zealand.

Our objective is to support and empower families to achieve positive life outcomes through support services and education programmes that help to protect, preserve and promote the wellbeing and stability of children and their grandparents/kin carers in circumstances where they cannot be raised by their parent/s.


Click here for more information about support in your area.

Staff

GRG has a national head office team, as well as dedicated and committed Local GRG Support Coordinators who are volunteers experienced in the issues involved in raising grandchildren or someone else's child/tamariki.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Older adult / Kaumātua, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Membership of GRG and all our services are free of charge for all fulltime grandparent and other caregivers raising someone else's child.

To register as a member please go to our website and click the red JOIN GRG button.

 

You can also contact us via our Website Contact Form at www.grg.org.nz

or

Telephone: (09) 4183753 or 0800 472 637 (0800 GRANDS)

Email: 

Referral

Charges

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Advocacy

Community Outreach and Specialist Advocate Service supporting caregivers dealing with a range of issues including dealing with Work and Income New Zealand, Oranga Tamariki, Family Court, mental health, parenting and child behavioural support strategies, General caregiver support and a listening ear, Linking and referrals to other services and agency providers where applicable

  • Community Outreach and Specialist Advocate Service supporting caregivers dealing with a range of issues including dealing with Work and Income New Zealand, Oranga Tamariki, Family Court, mental health, parenting and child behavioural support strategies
  • General caregiver support and a listening ear
  • Linking and referrals to other services and agency providers where applicable
Abuse and violence support

Community Outreach and Specialist Advocate Service supporting caregivers dealing with a range of issues including dealing with Family Court. We can also link and refer to other services and agency providers where applicable

  • Care and protection
  • Education programmes
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Support groups

Community Outreach and Specialist Advocate Service supporting caregivers dealing with a range of issues including dealing with Family Court. We can also link and refer to other services and agency providers where applicable

Educational & Support Services

Caregiver education programme, Advocacy and support service, Financial / income support information, Dealing with the Family Court, parenting disputes and legal guardianship issues, Parenting advice and behavioural support and strategies

  • Caregiver education programme
  • Advocacy and support service
  • Financial / income support information
  • Dealing with the Family Court, parenting disputes and legal guardianship issues
  • Parenting advice and behavioural support and strategies
Caregiver Education

Our Caregiver Education programmes are specifically tailored to meet the needs of grandparents and whanau caregivers who are raising their grandchildren/mokopuna or someone else's child within their wider family or whanau, hapu, iwi. They focus on providing easy to understand strategies for understanding and managing challenging behaviour; often the result of trauma the children have experienced before coming into care.

  • Parenting education
  • Parent wellbeing
  • Whānau support

Our Caregiver Education programmes are specifically tailored to meet the needs of grandparents and whānau caregivers who are raising their grandchildren/mokopuna or someone else's child within their wider family or whānau, hapu, iwi. They focus on providing easy to understand strategies for understanding and managing challenging behaviour; often the result of trauma the children have experienced before coming into care.


Information & support

Local volunteer GRG Support Coordinators who also provide support to members throughout New Zealand Information resource packs Bi-monthly newsletter via email and post New member caregiver information packs Website and Facebook information and contact us/messaging service for enquiries Emergency care packs

Local volunteer GRG Support Coordinators who also provide support to members throughout New Zealand

  • Information resource packs
  • Bi-monthly newsletter via email and post
  • New member caregiver information packs
  • Website and Facebook information and contact us/messaging service for enquiries
  • Emergency care packs

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone

Region

Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Website

Contact Details

Click here for local support information and contacts for all our Support Groups throughout New Zealand.

Phone 0800 472 637 (0800 GRANDS) or (09) 418 3753

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ
National Support Office
Suite C
162 Mokoia Road
Chatswood
Auckland 0626

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Street Address

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ
National Support Office
Suite C
162 Mokoia Road
Chatswood
Auckland 0626

Postal Address

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ
National Support Office
PO Box 34 892
Birkenhead
Auckland 0742

This page was last updated at 9:40AM on February 13, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ.