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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Buddy Programme on Tour

6 August 2016

Big and Little Buddies from the Invercargill Buddy Programme enjoyed a day in the Catlins as their mid-winter function, complete with tour commentary, museum visits and a chance to make a splash in the rock pools. 

Family Disputes Resolution Mediation Service Having Positive Results

6 August 2016

More than 60 referrals have been received for the Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Service since its introduction to Southland last year, and Family Works say there is room to support many more people through the initiative.

Foster Parents Celebrated

18 March 2016

Family Works and Child, Youth and Family joined together to mark Foster Care Awareness Week, saying thank you to Southland foster parents.