Littleones means “little children”
Children are the hope of the future.
We named it to support children in any way possible, no matter how small.
We emphasize to put our hearts and minds to the word “Little”.
As an organization, our name "Littleones" may not sound tough.
However, we believe "one small step" will surely lead to a better tomorrow.
“Just a little something new”, “a little something we can do”,
and “a little bit of positivity”
We believe that this power of LITTLE will be the ones to move the world.
NPO Littleones is an organization that supports single mothers and fathers mainly in the Tokyo area.
Since becoming a non-profit organization in 2010, we have committed to supporting single mother and their children in their lives, such as through holding monthly events and social gatherings.
We offer consultations from all over the country, but mainly in Tokyo.
We are happy to be a little helper for single mother and their children.
We help connecting various industries such as NPOs, companies, communities, government agencies, and universities to create a “little” new system to support single mothers and children.
Littleones will always be a “little” helper for children and their mothers/fathers.
We have regular social gatherings. It is extremely popular among the mothers as a way to make friends, network, and exchange information.
There are also free clothes giveaways as the seasons change.
We can help with legal matters, jobs searches, finding schools for children, and anything else that may be needed. We are happy to connect any family in need with a specialist in various areas, if necessary.
We have monthly parent-child events such as BBQs, hiking, trips, Christmas parties, and much more.
It’s quite difficult to find housing, isn't it? Littleones can help find housing that suits each family’s needs, such as one without a deposit or a guarantor. We offer this service for free.
We are committed to supporting single mothers and fathers with the following pledges.
If we can prevent parents from being in poverty, then children can move out of poverty.
Once mothers become healthier, have a stable job, and have enough time and money to raise their children, their children will also live with peace of mind.
We provide opportunities to improve single mothers’ skills for future employment, such as demonstrating how to do better makeup and teaching interview skills. We will also help find basic housing such as apartments, condominiums, and shared houses.
We offer an advice any time and an easy access website for information.
Using the Internet has made educational opportunities fair to every child. However, economic disparity has created unfairness when it comes to "hands-on" activities.
We will eliminate disparity by supporting every child in having equal opportunity to participate in “hands-on” activities.
With this in mind, we have established Japan's first scholarship specifically to those who participates in extracurricular activities.
Children are the hope of the future. Solving child poverty will lead to a brighter future for Japan. We need to spread the message that child poverty exists in Japan and encourage people to invest in the future of our children.
With support from corporations, we will assist with independent single mothers’ way of life.
Littleones is here to help single mothers until they no longer need our support and help.
We give advice to each single mother individually by assessing what kind of support she needs, what kind of proposal she prefers, etc. We also work together to build aa individualized support system to meet each client’s need.
We propose a life plan to guide each single mothers’ way of living.
We provide useful information, communication, and advice on a daily basis through the internet and email.
We help single mother realize that "there are always support groups outside the home".
We create an environment where any family in need can ask the experts right away.
We give single mother and children the opportunity to attend regular events and seminars to enhance their quality of life and add freedom and flexibility to their daily routine.
Attending those events and seminars will also help build a network and relationships with other single mother.
We will continue to support to provide the exact needs for both parents and children, such as with employment, living conditions, and learning opportunities.
We will continue to provide information and opportunities until each family’s life gets back on track.
Our goal is for single mother and children to get their lives back on track and no longer need our support.
We will create a supportive environment at all times to our clients’ needs. This usually will continue for 2-3 years after housing has been provided.
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