Family Works Central

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

Wellington and Porirua

Welcome to Family Works Wellington and Porirua

Family Works Central provides a range of services to for people in the Wellington and Porirua community. The majority of these services are provided from our Wellington office or in the community.

Family Works Central prides itself of tailoring services to suit the needs of the community. We provide the following services and support groups depending on community need. For detailed information about when programmes and services are available please feel free to give us a call.


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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Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) helps families reach agreement on parenting arrangements after a separation or divorce.
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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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Social Workers in Schools

‘Social Workers in Schools’ (SWiS) is an MSD-funded programme designed to address concerns about a child’s wellbeing, including their ability to learn.
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Community Youth Programme (Porirua)

The Community Youth Programme offered by Family Works Central has been designed to encourage young people who have been in trouble with police or the law to make positive choices.
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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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Contact details


Family Works’ Wellington Centre
Phone: 04 439 4900
Visit: 3-5 George Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Write to: PO Box 12706, Thorndon, Wellington 6144