What We Do

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We are child-centred and family-focused.

We deliver social services to support children and families to learn, grow and thrive. We offer counselling and social work support for children and families, along with a range of group programmes. We also partner with others to prevent family violence and strengthen communities.

Domestic violence

Our approach

Our approach recognises the strengths of every family and supports them to build on these strengths and achieve their goals.

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With our support…

  • Children feel safe, loved and cared for
  • Families are strengthened
  • Communities become places of support
  • New Zealand can become the best place to raise children

We provide free, professional counselling for children and families who are affected by abuse. Please contact us to work out how to keep yourselves safe.

Family Works offers a number of programmes designed to help you build a stronger family life, improve your parenting skills or overcome the effects of violence.

The school years can be a difficult time. Our social workers are right there at school to help children and young people focus on learning and enjoy life inside and outside the classroom.

When parents separate, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. It’s better for everyone if you can sort out your children’s day-to-day care outside of the Family Court.

A prison sentence separates family members from each other and their children. Family Works helps inmates stay connected with their families, and supports them on release.

Conflict, family violence and poverty are just some of the issues families can face. We have experienced family workers at all our Family Works sites to help them make positive, lasting changes.

We can help you work out your finances and plan for the future. Regardless of whether you receive a benefit, ACC payments, wages or a salary, we’ll help you become financially independent.

Finding it hard to feed yourself or your family? We can provide an emergency food parcel to help you and your family get through the tough times until you’re back on your feet.


Read how we've helped 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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