Working with families for more than 130 years

With a focus on at-risk children and families, Family Works helps to build strong families that learn, grow and thrive – families that work.

Family Works Northern is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that’s here to support families in every way we can. We’re part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider that’s been around for more than 130 years. We’re passionate about strengthening New Zealand families as they face life’s challenges.

Through counselling and social work in communities and schools throughout the upper North Island (from Northland to Turangi), we champion the causes of children/tamariki in our communities and support them and their families/whānau to flourish. We wholeheartedly believe that:

  • children should feel safe, loved and cared for
  • families can be restored and empowered
  • communities can be places of compassion and support
  • New Zealand can become the best place to raise children.