Helping to build strong, independent, resilient whānau
Family Works Tairāwhiti is a government-approved service specialising in working with tamariki and whānau in need of support. Our staff have a commitment to embracing connections through aroha, kindness, and compassion and this guides our mahi. We aim to support and empower families and whānau in the Tairāwhiti area – from Gisborne to Pōtaka – to be safe, secure, and well, and live to their potential.
Our services are free. If you need help overcoming challenges, please visit or contact us. You can also ask other agencies to refer you to Family Works. Support is available in many places, including at home, in the community, and at our Gisborne office.
Support for children up to 17 years old and/or their parents and caregivers.
For women, men, and children who have or are applying for a Protection Order or are the victim of a family harm incident where
a charge has been filed in the criminal court.
Social Work and Mentoring to guide the young person to achieve their goals. Individual and group support sessions for young people aged 12 – 17 years old.
We support individuals, whānau, and the community to grow. We offer support with behaviour, processing emotions, communication, social skills, low self-esteem, grief and loss, anxiety, general stress, managing post-crisis, and more. Support includes:
You can be referred to us by other agencies, or you can simply call or walk in and ask to talk to someone about your needs. We deliver our services in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes, the community, and at our Gisborne office.
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