Social Work

Our social work service is home based. We work with parents in our community to support them with issues like children behaviour management, self-esteem, parenting issues and assisting people through advocacy with Government agencies. We empower parents to make changes for a better future for themselves and their children.

Think of your family social worker as someone who will be there to support you, offer advice and help you find solutions to problems. If you are committed to improving your family life, we are here to help you. To contact us, click here.

What can a social worker help me with?

  • Child/teenager behaviour
  • Parenting issues
  • Self-esteem (parents or children)
  • Creating a more positive family home environment
  • Custody and access issues
  • Step parenting
  • Setting goals and steps orientated to a better future
  • Advocacy and support with HNZ, Mental health, Oranga Tamariki, WINZ, doctors etc
  • Advice & information about other services/charities/assistance

For urgent and emergency needs like food parcels, emergency housing, clothing, furniture and bedding, we will endeavour to source these or refer you to another agency, service (e.g Budget advice or charity).

Our social workers can help with all sorts of things. We have helped teenagers into alternative education when traditional school isn’t a productive environment for them. We have sourced bikes for clients without a car and we have advocated for them with other services including Housing NZ, WINZ and CYF.

If we can help you please get in touch.

How does it work?

Clients can contact us directly for help from our social workers or you can be referred to us. We regularly receive referrals from doctors, lawyers, midwives, teachers, etc.

Upon contact we will arrange a social worker to meet you at your home within 1-2 weeks.

At this meeting (usually around an hour) we can discuss what areas you need help with and offer advice. Our social workers are skilled and knowledgeable in many areas so there are lots of ways we can offer help.

We will meet with you each week for 12 weeks at your home as we work together towards your goals.

“Our mission is to provide services that help families along life’s journey. Our values of integrity, teamwork, innovation and compassion guide our actions and decisions.”