Single or unique? One parent families in Hungary

In families where the child is disabled or born with an illness the possibility divorce is higher. Single parent families very often have financial difficulties, their life is harder and if there is a disabled child in the family it makes their situation even more complicated. Either in finding a job, establishing a daily routine or in finding a partner, these parents have an even greater handicap, and weight on their shoulders than other single parents.

Our new program, “Single or unique?”, will concentrate especially on these single parent families. We intend to focus on their lives and situation and provide such social and supporting activities and programs which can be of any help in their everyday lives. An important element of the program is art therapy and art pedagogy, in which our partner is a Norwegian institute of music therapy, „Culture Breaks Borders”.


Study tour | Norway, Oslo, 14-17 January 2018

Between 14th and 17th of January 2018 three colleagues of the Single Parent Families’ Foundation went on a study tour to Norway where they visited several civil organisations. You can read about their experiences here:

Smiling Art - art therapy conference | 23 January 2018

On our conference about art therapy the main topics were the positive and heeling effects of art, experiences with art therapy and ways of non-formal education. During the afternoon the participants could take a turn at the art fair or take part in workshops about art therapy.

The programs were free of charge.

Music Therapy | 22 January 2018

During our ‘Single or Unique’ project we visited the Down Association, where Frode Barth and Anita Evjen held two sessions of music therapy to children with mental disabilities.

Home visits at families rasing disabled children | March 2018

We visited familes where single mothers raise disabled children. You can read their touching stories here. 

International Networking | April 2018

During our ’Single or Unique’ project, we had the members of Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest (DSB)
as guests, among them the president of the association, Bridget Claire Lindsey, the wife of the British

Project closing workshop | April 2018

We summarized the project activities, shared our experience and discussed the future plans.

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Number of project: HU01-0006- COOPER-B1-201

7Project promoter: Egyedülálló Szülők Klubja Alapítvány

Name of project: Single or unique? Single parent families in Hungary

Amount of support: 30.000 EURO