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A brief history of Pregnancy Help

In 1975 and 1976 interested people, both men and women, began forming their own groups and in some cases started offering a telephone service to clients.

In October 1976 the name Pregnancy Help was used in six locations - Auckland, Tokoroa, New, Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.

A meeting was held in Palmerston North to discuss the formation of a national body. Discussions had taken place, prior to the meeting with the Minister of Health at the time, MPs and legal advisors on the benefits of becoming a national body.

The meeting voted to adopt the formation of a national body, adopted informally the Wellington constitution nationally and elected an interim national executive.

By 1976 there were 10 branches operating throughout New Zealand and by 1978 15 branches were in operation.

Since then Pregnancy Help has been a social services provider, offering a range of services to woman and their families and enhancing family well being. In the past 30 years the needs of our clients have varied considerably.

Today, our services tend to reflect individual community needs to a greater degree and we have been able to respond by developing special programmes in some cases to meet these needs and to constantly review the services that we provide to ensure we are meeting these needs.

After 30 years of service we currently have 9 branches that are still fully operational providing a wide variety of services to the communities of New Zealand. We look to the future with a positive and clear vision.


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