Family Works supports children, young people and their families to be safe, strong and connected.

Mahi a whanau kei te tautoko nga tamaiti, taiohi me te whanau o o ratou ki te ora, ki te kaha, te kotuitui ai hoki.

Our services include social work, counselling, foodbank, emergency response, budgeting advice, parenting support, youth development and community development programmes.

Our services support:

  • Children & Families
  • Individuals (young adults and adults)
  • Communities

“Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei whea te Komako e ko? Ki ma ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te Ao, maku e ki atu - he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.”

“Tear out the heart of the flax, where will the Bellbird sit? Ask me what is the most important thing in the world, I will tell you - it is people, it is people, it is people.”

Our values are the principles that guide the way we work with people. Family Works staff and services:

  • Recognise the strengths inherent in everybody
  • Are accessible and non-discriminating
  • Are confident and competent to work with people
  • Operate within a Code of Ethics as defined by their profession
  • Work with children, young people, families and whānau and individual adults in respectful relationships
  • Recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of our nation and for our relationship with Māori, who are ‘tangata whenua’ – the first peoples of the nation
  • Recognise New Zealand as a bi-cultural nation and a multicultural society.

We are committed to ensuring clients of all ethnicities and cultures have access to services which are delivered in ways that are culturally inclusive, relevant, open to feedback, and continuously improving.

We are here to help you. Please call us on 03 477 7116 and talk with one of our social workers for advice, support or direction or complete this referral form.