How we’ve made a difference to Kiwi families in the last year
Help Andrew feel safe at home today
Sadly, New Zealand has a terrible record of child abuse and family violence. On average, one child is killed every five weeks and a young child is hospitalised every second day as a result of abuse or neglect.
Your donation will help children cope with and recover from the effects of domestic violence. You’ll be funding Family Works services that restore children’s lives. A regular gift of $30 each month will help pay for much-needed social services, such as counselling, play therapy, parenting programmes, social workers and emergency food parcels.
Please help us by becoming a Family Works Guardian Angel … because every child deserves to feel safe in their own home.
We’ve also helped
Wilson’s StoryWilson* is a troubled and traumatised nine-year-old boy, who witnessed his mum die painfully of HIV after refusing treatment, and then had to endure being physically assaulted by his dad who had turned to alcohol to cope with the family’s difficulties.
Molly’s storyMolly's* husband was violent and like so many women in abusive relationships, she found it difficult to find a way out.
Gemma’s storyGemma’s children showed signs of deep emotional scars from witnessing their father’s violence. Even when he was in prison, they were still terrified.
Ashleigh’s storyThe elderly woman and her husband both had health problems and were finding it hard to cope with the 9-year-old’s challenging behaviour.