About Family Works

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Working with families for over 130 years

With a focus on at-risk children and families, Family Works helps to build strong families that learn, grow and thrive.

Family Works Northern is a professional, not-for-profit organisation that’s here to support families in every way we can. We’re part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a charitable social services provider that’s been around for over 130 years. Like them, we’re passionate about strengthening New Zealand families as they face life’s challenges.

Through counselling and social work in communities and schools throughout the upper North Island (from Northland to Turangi), we champion the causes of children/tamariki in our communities and support them and their families/whanau to flourish. We wholeheartedly believe in our goals, that:

  • Children should feel safe, loved and cared for.
  • Families can be reconciled, restored and empowered.
  • Communities can be places of compassion and support.
  • New Zealand can become the best place to raise children.