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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Overcoming Barriers for Migrant Families Accessing Social Services

20 June 2024

The Southland Multicultural Trust (SMCT) has taken over the coordination and management of the Southland Migrant Settlement Network from Family Works, bringing organisations together to maximise support and positive outcomes for Southland’s migrant community.

Kindness campaign keeping children warm this winter

6 May 2024

With winter fast approaching, Southland families in need will have help to stay warm.

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)