Help us encourage children to build strength and resilience
Building strong families
Tu pakari ai te whānau
Family Works is a Presbyterian Support social service, helping build safer, stronger, more connected families/whānau and communities. When tamariki are safe they feel secure and protected. Strong families have the ability to bounce back from adversity and being connected helps whānau feel supported and included in their communities.
Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each child, young person, parent and whānau, while building on the strengths they already have. Informed by research and evidence, we support people to reach positive solutions.
What we can do for you
When life, events or issues feel too big for your children/tamariki and whānau, we're here to support you so you can build healthy relationships and grow a strong family.
Our Family Works team will provide support and practical assistance for your tamariki and young people to help them feel safe and connected.
There is no guide book when it comes to parenting. Fortunately, our Family Works team offer a number of parenting programmes designed to help you and your tamariki thrive.
Our team will help you understand money, live on a budget, and access the Youth Payment or Young Parent Payment and work your way to financial stability.
Over the previous year we have worked with children, young people and families/whānau, offering a wide range of social services.
Over the past year we have helped over 3,000 families/whānau.
1,887 people received social work and counselling
131 people took part in group learning programmes
Our volunteers are vital to the work we do at Presbyterian Support. In fact, we couldn't do without them! Find out more about how you can get involved.
If you want to find out what support we can offer, provide feedback on our services or help us with time and money, we'd love to hear from you.
No matter how large or small, every donation counts, is used locally and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a positive difference to the lives of others.