What We Do » Mission for Families
The aim of our Mission for Families programme is to support struggling families to overcome problems and achieve a better quality of life. We offer early intervention for families with younger children.
Who are the families we help?:
They tend to be younger families - young parents (typically less than 30 years of age) and young children from infants to teenagers.
They live throughout Wellington, the Hutt Valley and in Porirua.
Most are solo parent families.
Many are Maori or Pacific Islanders, as well as new immigrants/refugees from around the world.
Young solo mothers often have bad experiences with a partner and some will still be experiencing intermittent trouble. A partner who is dropping in and out of the family can represent a very destabilising influence, especially for the children.
They are all struggling financially and live in poor circumstances. Their quality of life is not good - in fact, it is unacceptable.
They tend not to have any support from their own parents and extended family. They have been cut adrift or have decided to move away from their families because of bad experiences.
Poverty, abuse, neglect, poor health, lack of education, lack of parenting and lack of financial skills are typical components of family dysfunction for these clients.
They all want to improve their own lives and the lives of their children. This is why they decide to enter The Mission's programme.
Our qualified team of Mission for Families social workers:
Mission for Families accepts referrals from other community agencies, health professionals, Government agencies, Plunket and of course, self-referrals.
This service is free to people living in the Greater Wellington region.
For more information please contact:
Manager, Mission for Families
Phone: 04 380 1829