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Strengthening Families - Local Coordinators

Social Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Strengthening Families helps you get the best support for your family/whānau to thrive.

It brings together all the people and agencies that could help your family to reach their full potential. They work together collaboratively with you and discuss your family’s needs and identify what everyone is going to do to support your family. We focus on achieving your goals through action plans. 

Thirteen New Zealand government agencies are actively involved with Strengthening Families along with hundreds of community-based services.

Our eight principles of Strengthening Families are:

  • Family centred and strength based
  • Early intervention prevention 
  • Voluntary for families
  • Increases access to services
  • Cultural diversity
  • Supports collaboration
  • Community based
  • Receives contribution to fund. 

We accept all willing and consensual families who have two or more agencies involved with them, and a family member under the age of 17 years.  


The areas we cover include (but are not exclusive to) Auckland City East which includes Tamaki, Auckland City West, Auckland City Central, Otara, Mangere and Manukau. 


Under 12 months, 1-4 years old, Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Walk in, Make an appointment, Referral


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Māori


We are a free service. 

Service Types

Cultural support

  • Asian services
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

We provide the Strengthening Families process to all people. 

Co-ordination of inter-agency meetings

We can take the pressure off you and your family by providing a single forum for all appropriate agencies to come together and work collaboratively to achieve your goals and…


Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access



Central Auckland, South Auckland

Contact Details

For a list of local coordinators click here

Postal Address

Strengthening Families
Family Works East Auckland
7A Harrison Rd
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1741

This page was last updated at 3:40PM on October 11, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Strengthening Families - Local Coordinators.