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We’ve helped children and families flourish

Every day we work with children and families to help them make positive, lasting changes. Read about some of our clients’ journeys.

Kara’s Story

Kara's family has been transformed by the help they received from the Family Works Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) service.

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Earthquake impacting children

Sam’s story

Going to school became traumatic for Sam so he started weekly counselling sessions and Sam's mother, Beth, began to notice changes straight away.

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Lana’s story

Fleeing family violence, Lana and her three children were forced to seek safety at a friend's house.

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Bob’s story

When Bob, an active, sociable 84-year-old, took a fall recently, it wasn't the physical impact that caused him to struggle.

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Susan’s story

Susan reached a crisis point with her family when their house was flooded, leaving her son traumatised.

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Daniel’s story

Daniel arrived in Christchurch alone and traumatised but he's turned his life around thanks to the Youth Service team.

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