Who are we?
PLAN B are an association of Hong Kong volunteers with diverse professional and personal backgrounds who are here for single parents and expats in crisis.
Read SCMP’s recent coverage of Plan B here.
What do we do?
At PLAN B, we help single expats to rebuild their lives in Hong Kong after personal trauma, breakup or divorce.
Our coaching and consulting includes budgeting, financial advice, returning to work, working through legal questions and practical applications such as work visa, custody and school fees. We work on solutions for individuals, parents and children to build a foundation for their future success in Hong Kong.
PLAN B includes a fabulous group of volunteers who give emotional support, time and childcare when needed. We are growing a support network and resources for those whose life as an expat has taken a dramatic turn whilst abroad.
How do we work?
Plan B has three active contributors: professional coaches, advisers and supporting individuals.
We follow a process in which we assess a client’s need and then find the right professional match of coach or consultant to address specific issues and a personal match for general support. We work mainly one-on-one. All communication with us is confidential. We will clarify what we can do and what we cannot do .
PLAN B is a charitable association of professionals and individuals who want to help singles and single parent families succeed in Hong Kong. We do not charge for our time. However, you might need legal support, insurance or psychological advice that we cannot cover. In that case we can help you find the support you need.
How can you contact us?
For consulting and coaching, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the associates listed below will respond within 24 hours.
If you need urgent help:
Free legal advice for the public.
Women’s helpline Hong Kong: 2386 6255
Women’s Centre Services offer a wide range of support for women in need.
Meet PLAN B
Caroline Roy: Founder, Coach & Mentor, Strategist
I am also responsible for developing the hongkonqueror into an active and relevant platform for parental and professional growth and the activities that PLAN B develops to help single expats in need.
Caroline Carson: Finding Work, Coaching
I have recently set up a program to help women get back into work and offer support to single women who want to build a career. I am English and also Australian, having lived there for over 18 years, and I am married to an Aussie.
I have been in Hong Kong for over 5 years. My background was in financial services prior to having my two children in my 40s. I now work as a freelance facilitator and coach and I am particularly passionate about helping other women.
Blanca B. Mc Donnell: Self Improvements, General Support and Events
I’m originally from the Philippines. I’ve been living in Hong Kong for 23 years.
General Support: I’m happy to listen and give guidance to those women who need somebody to talk. I’m also open to take care of their kids if they need some time off.
Self Improvement: I’m a certified Image Consultant of ‘Colour Me Beautiful Hong Kong’. I would be happy to share my knowledge with women who want to regain confidence and refresh their looks.
I also offer Event Planning for PLAN B to promote the cause and help single parents.
Sarah Powell: Financial Advice, Budgeting, Admin
I am a financial advisor with 14 years experience working in the UK and running my business in Hong Kong. Having lived here for seven years I fully understand the impact of unexpected changes to life as we know it and how difficult to find your ’new normal.’
If you have recently been impacted by a change in your circumstances and would like to discuss any areas of your finances including budget planning, advice on debt management, education funding, insurance, administration or simply rubber stamp your future financial plans, get in touch.
Rebecca Hopkins: Coaching
I am an executive, life coach and facilitator with a 20year business career in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Hong Kong.
Coaching with me can help you find clarity and emotional ground in the midst of all the stress. It can be the support you need to embark on the transformation that is your personal plan B.
It will help you explore what matters most, let go of what is holding you back design a plan for your new future.
Sandy Sinnhussey: Mentor, Tutor, Fund Raising
I was a single mother for 10 years before I remarried. I would like to mentor and offer counseling to single parents.
I have three children, two just graduated from college and one is in primary school.
I would like to offer my time on a continuous basis to mentor single mothers.
Farah Dung: Financial Planning and General Support
My background is in finance and I can definitely offer informal help. More importantly, I love being with people and listen to their stories – sometimes I feel that’s all someone would need!
Apart from financial planning I can offer tech skills and CV-writing!
Dominika Lin: General Support
I have lost my husband 8 years ago. What I wanted then was to meet somebody that went through the same. I had no one to talk, I had no one to hang out with. I wanted to be part of a network. Now, 8 years later, life is better. I would like to help.
Following my husband, I moved to Hong Kong 8 years back, mother of a teenager handsome boy. Currently, I am self- employed following my passion in “Life & Spiritual Coaching”. I would like to offer my time on a regular basis to single parents by one-to-one Pro-Bono coaching.
Helping them to over come the challenges of being alone and also empowering them moving ahead in life believing in themselves and their resources around them. For this noble cause, I am happy to help in whatever way I can.
Hu Zengli: Support for Mom&Kid
I have a little girl (5) and a lot of free time. I would love to help some moms looking after they kids for short periods of time during the weekend with my daughter, if a mother needs little break for herself. Life is not easy for a lot of people. Here is how I can help parents in need:
I can offer to look after their kids if they need a bit of time off or meet for lunch or dinner to listen without any judgment. I can offer free Mandarin playdates for kids who are interested to learn Mandarin.
We are members of the HK to royal yacht club and can use its locations for activities with kids and single parents families occasionally or for our meetings. It will be a stress free experience for parent and child!
Emma has joined the group an will help in her managerial capacity as much as an image consultant with a tremendous background in building people’s wardrobe – when going through a lifestyle change, this might be exactly what you need.
How can you help?Plan B is now looking for lawyers and mediatorsto help single parents or parents who have to rebuild their lives in Hong Kong. We need expertise in immigration law as well. If you want to help or need help, mail email@example.com or fill out the form below.