Family Works is here to support children, young people and their families through challenging times in their life.

We all need help from time to time, and Family Works offers a range of social services, from counselling and social work support, through to buddy and parenting programmes.

Services are confidential, free of charge and available no matter what your gender, religion or background may be. 


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Partnering with Invercargill Central to support Southland families in need this Christmas

5 December 2023

There will be something special waiting under the Christmas tree for Southland children in need this year thanks to Invercargill Central partnering with Family Works.

There is nothing more Kiwi than giving

8 November 2023

It is that time of year again when Family Works kicks off its annual Christmas Appeal, collecting gifts to give to families in need of extra support.

Overcoming barriers

21 July 2023

As Southland’s migrant population continues to grow and diversify, Family Works has initiated a community project to explore ways for migrant families and service providers to more easily access the social services they need.