“Youth Service helped me change my life – I wanted to help do the same for someone else.”

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“This was the most effective way for us to show our support.”

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Join the Family works volunteer programme.

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“We are so grateful for [Family Works] being at Joel’s kindy at that time.”

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Christmas Updates 2020-2021

Christmas Updates 2020-2021

December 16, 2020

We’ve also seen the generosity of many people, schools and families who have donated Christmas gifts to help vulnerable tamariki, whānau, and older people.

Christmas presents brings tears of joy

Christmas presents brings tears of joy

December 2, 2020

One young single mother was brought to tears when she received Christmas presents for her and her child and a young man has received gifts for the first time in four years.

Coronavirus Service Updates

Coronavirus Service Updates

March 18, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt far and wide and our thoughts go out to everyone who has been directly affected by this disease.

  • Parenting separation

    Parenting Through Separation

    The PTS programme offers practical advice to help you and your children cope during separation & learn how to better communicate with your ex partner.

    May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Christchurch City