8 March 2024

Making a difference, together!

We are on a mission to empower individuals, children, young people, and families in Otago to be safe, strong, and connected. We believe that every member of our community deserves a chance to live, learn and thrive, and with your help, we can make a lasting impact.

Our Family Works services includes social work, financial mentoring, parenting support, group programmes, and community development initiatives throughout Otago, including our essential Dunedin foodbank. The best part? We provide these services to our clients without any charge, removing any barriers for those who need our help.

While we are grateful for the small amount of Government funding we receive, it only covers some of our costs. To continue making a significant difference, we rely heavily on donations from generous supporters like you.

How You Can Make a Difference: Become a Friend of Family Works!

By becoming a Friend of Family Works, you can provide ongoing regular support of a service or programme in our local area. Your contribution will help build our skills bank to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families in our communities. Here are some options:

$40 Support social work hours
Contribute towards social work hours for an individual or family, ensuring they receive the attention and care they need.

$70 Support our children’s group programmes
Contribute to our children’s group programmes aimed at building resilience, confidence and courage, helping them cope with life’s challenges.

$100 Support our parenting programmes
Contribute to our parenting programmes aimed at building strategies to promote positive relationships for parents and grandparents, as they navigate today’s social obstacles and tests.

$150 Support our Buddy Programme
By supporting our Buddy Programme you will enable a child to engage in a positive and supportive relationship with an Adult Buddy.

Jude McCracken

Your donations can make a genuine impact on the lives of those in need.

Discover the available options for ongoing and regular support

Together, we can make a positive and lasting difference in our communities and the lives of the people in Otago. Let’s stand united to create a brighter future!

Thank you for being a beacon of hope and support.

Warm regards, Jude
(Supporter Engagement Manager)

Autumn People Magazine PDF

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