Single parents

Do you find it difficult to make ends meet as a single father or mother? You’re really not alone. Single parents often struggle to make ends meet on a monthly basis and can barely make ends meet. About 50% of single parents are in debt.

Are you suddenly on your own as a parent and don’t know how to make ends meet? Do you have to choose between paying a bill or buying diapers? Do you have concerns about the financial future for you and your children?

You should never be ashamed to ask for help. The sooner you sound the alarm and seek for help, the sooner we can think along and support you in what you need. Sometimes it seems worse than it is. Stichting Budgetcafé looks at your situation together with you and helps you to get an overview of your finances. Based on your personal situation, we will start a collaboration with you.

“You can be strong and ask for help, at the same time”

What can you expect?

Leave your details via the contact form. You will then be called back as soon as possible by one of our employees. You will receive some questions about your financial situation, you can ask questions and you will receive an explanation of how we can help you. We also make an appointment at our office.

During this appointment you will have all the space to tell your story. Maybe, like single mom Ramona, you don’t open the mail anymore because you can’t pay the bills, or there’s barely enough money to put a meal on the table every day, let alone anything left over for extras.

Whatever money questions or financial concerns you have, we do not judge and are ready to provide a solution with you. Budgetcafé always provides a personal approach that works and is feasible for you. First, we make sure that we map out your entire financial picture, such as your income, expenses and payment arrears. Depending on your situation, we start a collaboration and see what helps you the most. We have set up a special project for single parents. This is reimbursed through the municipality of Amsterdam. We teach you the skills to deal with money, get a grip on your finances again and we discuss the rights and financial benefits for you as a single father or mother.

“I am so happy that I took the plunge and signed up for the Budgetcafé. Partly because of them, I dared to register again with the municipality. Through the intensive guidance I learn to make my own budget and how to handle my money. I don't have to do this journey alone this time, it feels like we're doing it together and that gives a very nice feeling. I've come a long way, the road is still very long, but the beginning is here."

3 ways we are able to help you

Stichting Budgetcafé has 3 different services: Budgetcafé guidance, Budgetcafé management and Administration. We ensure that you receive the support that suits you as a single parent.

Are you curious what we can do for you? Feel free to contact us via the contact button. We can also be reached by telephone on 020-2440474 or send a message via WhatsApp.