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We help create a better life for everyone

Our social services build strong families and enable older people and those with disabilities or injuries to maximise their independence.

Enliven maximises the independence of older people and those with disabilities or injuries. Our home support and community services enable people to live in their own homes, stay healthy and engage socially with others.

If you’re coping with disability or injury, or just getting older, we provide high-quality support to meet your unique needs and goals, and help you to live independently in your own home.

Have you been injured and need some support? Whether you’re facing a long or short recovery time, we’re here to help you get on with life.

Enliven provides home support for people with disabilities, no matter how old they are and what level of care they require. We’re here to help you find the right support.

Living with a chronic condition is not easy but we want to make life a little easier for you. We are here to work alongside you.

Coping on your own again after being in hospital isn’t easy when you’re already living with the challenges of ageing, injury or disability. We’re here to help in the first four to six weeks after hospital.

Need help moving back home after a rest home or hospital stay? At Enliven, our trained support workers will support you to live confidently and independently in your own home again.

Do you have a loved one living with dementia? Caring for someone with dementia isn’t easy for you or them. Enliven and EnlivenPlus can help you in your role as a carer.

Is one of our community programmes right for you? Are you an older person who wants to stay in touch with people and do interesting things?

Individualised funding is a way of paying for disability support services. Enliven can help you set up and manage your own home support services to a level that suits you.

Caring for someone with a disability takes time and energy – our respite care service will give you a break and provide a positive experience for the disabled person.

Family Works delivers social services that help children and families learn, grow and thrive. We offer counselling and social work support for children and families, along with a range of group programmes. We also partner with others to prevent family violence and strengthen communities.

We provide free, professional counselling for children and families who are affected by abuse. Please contact us for a free, confidential service to work out how to keep yourselves safe.

Family Works offers a number of programmes designed to help you build a stronger family life, improve your parenting skills or overcome the effects of violence.

The school years can be a difficult time. Our social workers are right there at school to help children and young people focus on learning and enjoy life inside and outside the classroom.

Family Works prison services help inmates stay connected with their children and their families and support them on release, in partnership with other organisations.

Conflict, family violence and poverty are just some of the issues families can face. Our experienced family workers offer practical support that helps families make positive, lasting changes.

We can help you work out your finances and plan for the future. Regardless of whether you receive a benefit, ACC payments, wages or a salary, we’ll help you become financially independent.

Finding it hard to feed yourself or your family? You may qualify for an emergency food parcel to help you get through the tough times. Find out more about our Foodbank.

Shine is a leading specialist domestic abuse service provider. Shine’s services help adult and child victims of domestic abuse to be safe and motivate men who’ve used abusive behaviour to change. Shine also trains health and other professionals to respond effectively to victims of domestic abuse, and helps employers to develop safe and supportive workplaces for staff experiencing domestic abuse..

Our national free helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 0508-744-633 for confidential support, information, safety planning advice and referrals to other services if needed.

Shine advocates work with domestic abuse victims to help them (and their children) get safe and stay safe. We focus on supporting those at highest risk of serious injury.

We provide emergency, short-term accommodation for women and children who are at risk of further abuse. Refuges are located in central Auckland and on the North Shore.

Our KIDshine advocates work directly with children who have been exposed to domestic abuse to keep them safe by creating a safety plan and by helping them to heal.

Our ‘No Excuses’ group programme for men helps them develop the insight and skills they need to maintain respectful, non-violent relationships.

Our training programmes help professionals respond safely and effectively to victims. Some short courses are open to the public.

Shine’s DVFREE™ programme helps employers respond to domestic abuse by developing HR policy, training staff and raising awareness in the workplace.

Lifeline provides support to those in distress and crisis. For over 50 years Lifeline has developed as one of New Zealand’s leading support organisations, working to help New Zealanders live healthier lives through emotional and mental wellbeing.

A 24/7 free and confidential phone and text service supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of our communities.

24/7 confidential and free phone support for those who may be thinking about suicide, or those concerned about friends and whanau.

Professional skill development to safely and confidently support others – customers, colleagues and community.

A peer support phone helpline for people who use Auckland DHB mental health services.

A phone helpline offering compassionate, friendly, non-judgemental support and advice on all parenting issues.