It's about families

No two families are alike and every family has their ups and downs. At Barnardos, we help families deal with some of the worst of these downs. Family violence. Child abuse. Neglect. Addiction. We tackle the hard stuff, intervening as early as possible to achieve the best outcome. Our work supports and empowers whānau to change and develop in ways which will last a lifetime.

Sometimes our support is as simple as helping families find better housing, build a budget or understand how children's needs differ from their own. Other times, we do intensive work with families who may be suffering from generational abuse, long-term neglect and limited parenting skills. Whatever the situation, we build capability and resilience to enable brighter outcomes.