We’ve helped children and families flourish

Every day we work with children and families to help them make positive, lasting changes. Read about some of our clients’ journeys.

Wilson's Painting

Wilson’s Story

Wilson* 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.

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Molly’s story

Molly's* husband was violent and like so many women in abusive relationships, she found it difficult to find a way out.

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Gemma’s story

Gemma’s children showed signs of deep emotional scars from witnessing their father’s violence. Even when he was in prison, they were still terrified.

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Ashleigh’s story

The elderly woman and her husband both had health problems and were finding it hard to cope with the 9-year-old’s challenging behaviour.

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Timmy’s story

With the help of a family worker, Timmy learned to express and manage his feelings through a sand tray and play therapy.

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Kaylee’s story

Kaylee’s story is not unusual. Many young people at secondary school are at risk of harm from family violence or abuse or been left to their own devices.

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Lesieli’s story

Lesieli loved her five children to bits, but life was a struggle. When a sixth child arrived, she almost went under and her family struggled.

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Marci’s story

Marci first contacted the Family Works Resolution Service when she wanted to alter the child care arrangements she and her ex-husband had in place.

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Nicola’s story

Being locked out of the house in the cold was just another episode in a violent household. Nicola’s two children had already seen too much.

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Tanya’s story

Tanya hit rock bottom after a series of crises and failed relationships. She found it hard to look after herself, let alone her young son.

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