An innovative and unique institute will be opened in Budapest in the first quarter of 2018: the first Single Parents’ Centre in Hungary. This will be unique in offering a wide range of services and programs for single parents, their kids and others. The 600 square meter centre is in the middle of Budapest, close to frequented metro, bus and tram stations. Currently it is under reconstruction but soon it will be changed into a modern, friendly and open space according to the plans designed by a young and talented designer company.
The Single Parents’ Centre will function as a community place where parents can get practical help and advice (legal, mental, financial, lifestyle), take part in consultations (legal, mental, mediation), join parental clubs and helping groups. Free co-working office and beneficial kids’ room will also be available for our members. They will organise different trainings and workshops to improve both the parents’ labour and parental skills.
Their START incubation programme will help some parents to start an enterprise under very beneficial conditions (e.g. a café and kids’ room will be operated under this programme).
To step out a little we will organise recreational and cultural programmes for the parents, while their children will be safe at the kids’ room. The centre will offer free and very beneficial services for single parents in the first year.
The Single Parents’ Centre is supported by the Ministry of Human Resources and the local government of 8th District, Budapest. It will be operated by the Single Parents’ Foundation and will function as a model institute for other centres to be opened in the countryside.
More information about the institute in this video (in Hungarian)