Family Works Central

Making Aotearoa New Zealand
the best place to raise children
in flourishing families

Need help

Do you need help and support? Are you, or someone you know, struggling through difficult times? At Family Works Central we provide a range of support services to support kids, teenagers, parents and families.

Our services, including social work and counselling, support for parents and families, support for teenagers, restorative justice and community reintegration, focus on supporting you to make positive changes using the strengths and resources you already have.


Family Works’ counsellors are able to offer counselling support for children, teens and adults, including individuals, couples and families who are facing challenging or difficult times. Read more about how talking can help.

Social Work

Family Works’ social workers are trained in providing advice, support and advocacy for children, parents and families facing life’s most difficult challenges. Read more about Family Works’ social work.

Family support

Family Works Central provides a wide range of services for families, because we know that when families are strong and resilient, communities thrive and children are safe. Our family support services include social work and counselling, Family Dispute Resolution, service coordination, support networks and support for teenagers. Read more about support services for families.

Parenting support

Family Works Central’s practical programmes will help you understand your child’s development and learn how to positively manage challenging situations and behaviour. Read more about our parenting programmes.

Support for teens

Growing up sometimes feels like being on a wild rollercoaster. Family Works Central provides a range of services designed specifically for teenagers. Read more about support services for teens.

Community support

Family Works Central is proud to be responsive to community need in developing and providing a range of services and support in response to the needs of our local communities. Our community support services include social networks, such as Wisdom and Wellbeing, community reintegration and restorative justice. Read more about our community support.