Our Approach

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Enabling a better New Zealand for all

At Family Works, our focus is on enabling a better New Zealand for all New Zealanders. This will help those most vulnerable in our society, feel safer, stronger and more connected to their communities. To achieve this, Family Works staff work to empower individuals and families to help themselves as they face the challenges of their, often complex, family lives.


  • recognise the unique strengths and potential in each person.
  • value differences.
  • believe that change happens when we all work together.
  • acknowledge that each person’s own perspective takes priority.
  • believe that positive change occurs through caring and accountable relationships.
  • see difficulties positively, as challenges that can bring out the best in people.
  • acknowledge that people feel more comfortable with familiarity and consistency.
  • believe in empowering people to see their strength and to help themselves.