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How we’ve made a difference to our community in the last year

5,277 people

supported to live independently in their own homes.

11 is the number of kindergartens

across Whangarei that our Early Childhood Education social worker is engaged with

729,842 hours

of home support maximises the independence of older people and those with disabilities and injuries.

2,482 children and young people

is the number of children and young people up to the age of 18 who participated in SWiS and RESTORE programmes

2,534 is the number of bednights

provided by the Shine Refuges

940 people benefited

from financial mentoring services


is the number of hours Lifeline spent responding to calls last year

1,954 emergency food parcels

given to people living below the poverty line.

A team of 1,070

dedicated professionals working to create a better life for everyone.

Help Andrew feel safe at home today

Sadly, as many as 24 per cent of New Zealand children (that’s around 260,000) live in poverty. One child under two is hospitalised every five days and on average, one child is killed every five weeks.

With your donation, we can help children cope with and recover from the effects of domestic violence. You’ll be funding lasting change through Family Works services like counselling and intensive support to restore children’s lives. Please help us by becoming a Family Works Guardian Angel … because every child deserves to feel safe in their own home.

We’ve also helped

Dayna’s Story

Dayna Takimoana attended Incredible Years programme
Family Works helped Dayna to break the cycle of violence. He now connects well with his children who love being with their dad and are no longer scared of him.

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Wilson’s Story

Wilson* is a troubled and traumatised nine-year-old boy, who witnessed his mum die painfully of HIV after refusing treatment, and then had to endure being physically assaulted by his dad who had turned to alcohol to cope with the family’s difficulties.

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Sarah’s story

After 10 years of abuse from her partner, Sarah finally found the courage to tell someone about the violence she and her daughter had endured.

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Ruby-Jean’s story

With her ankle in a plaster cast, Ruby-Jean couldn’t manage crutches and needed someone to push her wheelchair. ACC referred her to Enliven.

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