If you’re under 19 and have had a family breakdown, we may be able to help.
Who can get help
If you're under 19 and can't live with your parents or guardians, we may be able to help. You may be in one of these situations:
- you've left the care of Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, or an agency approved by Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, eg, Iwi Social Services or Cultural Social Services
- your relationship with your parents or guardians has broken down and they're not prepared to financially support you
- your parents or guardians can't support you financially, eg:
- they've gone to prison
- they've moved overseas
- they're in hospital long term
- they've died.