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About Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand is a registered not for profit organisation that provides nationwide support services, to around 7500 full time grandparent and whanau carers in New Zealand.
For more than 95% of the families we work with, the grandparents have become full-time caregivers as a result of a traumatic event or family breakdown where there have been serious issues with the parents. Often it is due to drugs and/or alcohol abuse, violence, neglect, mental illness, imprisonment, or death of one or both parents. If it weren't for the grandparents/kin taking on the responsibility for the care of the grandchildren/kin, the children would be faced with state care. The fallout for both the grandchildren and grandparents is life changing and requires a deep understanding of their needs as they work to reform their family and rebuild the lives of the children.