Our Vision

The vision of Home & Family/Te Whare Manaaki Tangata is that all children will live in homes with whānau/family who cherish them, keep them safe and nurture their potential.

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.

Latest News from Home & Family

17th Mar


We need your stuff!

Or, that is to say, we would be most grateful for any donations… As part of its ongoing fundraising efforts, Home & Family is launching its own boutique. We will…

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8th Mar


International Women’s Day

Yesterday was a brilliant day for Home & Family and Krama & Co. We celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing krama with some of our favourite women. We enjoyed catching…

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Our House

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.

Our Supporters

Thank you to all our supporters who help us create environments for positive change