Home & Family has specialised services accessible to whānau/family and tamariki/children including counselling services, residential parenting programmes and comprehensive, ecological assessment and evidence-based intervention programmes. The services aim to address early life experiences and risk factors to reduce the number of children in care by strengthening families within a nurturing environment. Individual, family, school, peer and community related factors and how they impact on our client’s life experiences and trajectory are considered.
The total picture: an overarching framework
Our service includes careful consideration of environmental influences to meet the long-term needs of our clients. Research suggests that the context surrounding development can have a powerful influence on the degree to which human potential is reached, highlighting the importance of contextual (environmental) influences on human development.
The role of Home & Family team is to empower individuals to reach their full potential (Maslow self-actualisation), or perhaps whakaora (the notion of restoring wholeness) whilst addressing the challenges that they face along the way. The outcome of Home & Family’s work with whānau is empowering parents/caregivers to facilitate change as better long-term adjustment may be expected where a child has a secure attachment to a parent and or primary caregiver.
Kate and Lei'ataua Limuloa
"Not everyone in life has had the opportunity to see what a family looks like. That’s where Home & Family come in. They are doing the real work helping young families learn the skills to become committed and loving parents. The fact that they work with the whole family and really create lasting change is so inspiring to us".
"My vision is that we can accept ourselves as we are, make no judgments and remove expectations. Then we can all enjoy the journey together. I believe the work Home & Family does enables people to get to a place in their lives where this is possible”
"The work Home & Family do is not just painting over the issues, it’s really helping to fix the problems. Everyone deserves an opportunity in life; they deserve to feel like a valued member of society. By supporting Home & Family I’m just doing my small part to fulfil the big hopes I have for all children in our community."View video
Bob and Jo Parker
"The Home and Family vision is quite straightforward: All children will live in homes with wānau who will cherish them, keep them safe and nurture their potential.
In over a century of heart-felt compassion and supportive hard work, that is exactly what they have achieved for thousands of vulnerable children and at-risk families."
"My first experience with Home & Family ignited a curiosity that has grown into full blown admiration and my becoming an ambassador. I couldn't be more pleased or feel more honoured.
Home & Family epitomise support. They understand that true practical support within the family leads to direct connection and wellbeing within the community.
When I understood this to be the only service of its kind in NZ, I was even more inspired to become part of their message and team in any way I could."View video
For over 100 years Home & Family have been actively contributing to our community and making a real and measurable difference in the lives of families. With your help they can achieve their goal of refurbishing the convent and turning it into Our House – a place where families are strengthened and supported.