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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Enriching lives through waka ama

8 March 2024

It was a once in a lifetime experience for many of our Buddies as they tried their hand at paddling a waka recently. (March 2)

Sharing passion benefits others

8 March 2024

Twenty vibrant patchwork quilts in a multitude of eye-catching designs and patterns will soon find a warm welcome in the homes of Southland families in need.

Southlanders brighten Christmas for families in need

12 February 2024

The community rallied behind Invercargill Central’s giving tree last year, donating more than 300 gifts to support Family Works’ Family Start families in need at Christmas.