Family Works Central

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


Welcome to Family Works Wairarapa

Family Works Central provides a range of social services for children, young people, parents and families throughout the Wairarapa community. The majority of these services are provided from our centre in Featherston.

Family Works Central prides itself on tailoring services to suit the needs of the community – we are one of the only social services provided based in the South Wairarapa. That’s because we know the community needs our support!

Family Works Central can provide the following services and support groups in the Wairarapa as needed. For detailed information about when programmes and services are available please feel free to give us a call.

Social work

Family Works Central’s social workers are qualified to provide advice, support and advocacy for children, parents and families facing life’s most difficult challenges.
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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.
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Parenting through Separation

Family Works Parenting through Separation is a free information programme that helps you work out what’s best for your children when you’re separating.
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Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) helps families reach agreement on parenting arrangements after a separation or divorce.
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Incredible Years parenting programme

Incredible Years is an evidence-based support programme for parents of children aged between three and eight years.
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Good Fathers parenting programme

The Good Fathers programme can support you to be a great parent and role model for your children.
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Growing Together parenting programme

Growing Together is Family Works Central’s own parent education and support programme.
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Strengthening Families coordination service

If your family is being supported by more than one community organisation or government service, Strengthening Families may be for you.
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Restorative justice

Restorative justice involves the victims of crime and offenders talking in a safe environment with the support of trained Family Works restorative justice facilitators.
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Out of Gate community reintegration

Family Works Central can support women being released from Arohata Prison, near Wellington, to settle back into the community after spending time in prison.
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South Wairarapa Food Bank

Our South Wairarapa Food Bank is a practical way of offering a helping hand to needy families in challenging times.
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Wisdom and Wellbeing

Family Works Central’s Wisdom and Wellbeing Group has been designed for older people in the South Wairarapa who are feeling cut off from the community and their support networks.
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Workplace support

Family Works Central is an accredited provider of counselling and workplace support services through various Employee Assistance programmes (EAP).
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Contact details


Family Works’ South Wairarapa Centre
Phone: 06 308 8028
Visit: Turret House, 42 Fox Street, Featherston
Write to: PO Box 80, Featherston