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Supporting Families through challenging times

Family Works believes in empowering children, families, whānau and communities so they can flourish and reach their full potential.

Family Works services are provided by the seven Presbyterian Support organisations throughout New Zealand. This includes a range of social services for children, young people, families and whānau, facing challenges in their lives, which they are not able to overcome on their own.

Family Works services support people experiencing challenging or difficult times to help them make positive changes in their lives. Everyone’s circumstances are different, but Family Works can support children, young people and families to make positive changes in their lives using the strengths and resources they already have.

Some examples of Family Works services are:

  • social work support and coordination
  • counselling and therapy
  • parenting programmes
  • children’s programmes
  • family dispute resolution service
  • mentoring and support for young people
  • family violence prevention
  • restorative justice
  • community reintegration
  • connection to community supports, groups and networks.

All work with clients is undertaken with their informed consent. For information on the services provided in each region click on the map on this page.

Family Works in your region

To find out about Family Works Service available in your area please click on the map.