SINGLE PARENTS IN HUNGARY

The Single Parents’ Centre is both a helping and a communal space, which is regarded as a pioneering initiative not only in Hungary but also internationally. It welcomes single parents and their children with various opportunities and a variety of events in two locations, in Pest and Buda. Since its beginnings the Centre has provided more than 70 services to make everyday life easier, be it, for example, support projects for parents, community building or assistance in avoiding problems. In addition, the Centre helps in crises and even in finding employment.

In Hungary a parent is absent in 300,000 families. As a result, half a million children are brought up by only a mother or a father. The Single Parents’ Centre has been established to provide practical assistance, support and a community for them, because we are convinced that every single parent and child growing up in a single parent family has the right for equal opportunities.

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Supporting single parent families with the purchase of glasses

“The Single Parents’ Centre contributes to the purchase of glasses to the value of 60,000 forints per child for more than a hundred children living with single parents,” Anna Nagy, head of the Single Parents’ Centre, announced on the Family Day held in the Pest Centre, where...

Starting afresh – housing project for single parent families

The Single Parents’ Centre has launched a housing project for single parents who are unable to move to a separate home using their own resources after they have remained on their own with their children. The Centre provides rent support of maximum gross 115,000 forints each month, which includ...

The Single Parents’ Centre is a unique initiative even on the international scene

The Single Parents’ Centre has already provided assistance and a community for more than thirty thousand families. In the course of 5 years since it opened, it has eased and improved the everyday life of single parent families with more than 70 types of services and a high number of events. Th...

Outstanding parents have been awarded again this year

The winners of the Outstanding Parent Award 2023 have been revealed. A competition has been announced already for the fourth time for single parents who set an example in everyday life. The prize was awarded in the House of the Hungarian Millennium, where the fifth birthday of the Single Parents&rsq...

The Single Parent’s Centre has helped more than ten thousand families in 2022

2022 presented a milestone in both the life of single parents and in the Single Parents’ Centre. On 1 January legal changes entered into force which support the everyday life of single parent families to a high degree. The Centre also had a successful previous year, since its services extended...

A new Single Parents’ Centre opened in Buda

The Single Parents’ Centre opened in Buda on the National Day of Single Parents celebrated all over the world. So from now on single parents and their children are welcome with varied events, services and practical help in two locations. The Buda Single Parents’ Centre, another suppor...

Significant decisions have been made in the interest of single parent families

Important changes in legislation help single parent families. Several regulations entered into force in 2022 which make the everyday life of single parent families easier to a large degree. Nearly 25 per cent of children living in single parent families had not earlier received the maintenance wh...

Nigel Purkis' presentation | conference on one parent families 2007

A European Voice for Lone Parents by Nigel Purkis, vice president by the British Gingerbread Lone Parent Association   Some estimates suggest that a third or more of the next generation of Europe’s children will spend at least part of their childhood being cared for by one parent...

Conference on one parent families 2008

"Is it really no problem? " | conference on one parent families 2008 Chances of single parents at the labour market   24 November 2008 (Monday) Magyar Telekom-székház (1013 Budapest Krisztina krt. 55.)   Program   9:00 – 9.30 ...

Single Parent' Families' Foundation

  In Hungary a parent is absent in some 300,000 families, while these families are bringing up more than half a million children. The Single Parent Families’ Foundation has been helping single parent families since 2005. ​ It assists the daily life of families with free services, such...

Single Parents' Center in Budapest

Single Parents’ Center opened in Budapest   An innovative and unique institute opened in Budapest in May 2018: the first Single Parents’ Centre. This is unique not just in Hungary but also internationally offering a wide range of services and programs for single parents,...

Single parents in Hungary

  These families have such a heavy handicap in their life which is very difficult to overcome only from their own strength.   We collected: ​ 12 Facts about Single Parent Families in Hungary   1.) A parent is absent in 300,000 families in Hungary Statistical da...

Single Parents’ Centre invited to the UN

  The Single Parents’ Centre presented itself at a packed event in the Headquarters of the UN in New York. Anna Nagy, head of the Single Parent Families’ Foundation which operates the Single Parents’ Centre in Budapest, gave a presentation during the two-week session of the...