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Family Service Centres

Anglican Care Waiapu has the welfare and interests of children as its first and paramount concern. We are committed to supporting our most vulnerable children, young people, families/whānau and partnering with them to achieve positive outcomes.

Anglican Care Waiapu has five Family Service centres located each in Beachaven, Papamoa, Central Hawke’s Bay, Tararua and Gisborne. Each service was established by a local parish or community interests and they offer a range of services based on the needs of the people in the area.

We have qualified and registered social workers and counsellors that operate from our Family Service centres and Whānau Aroha services which are placed amongst high needs and high risk areas. These services aim to foster good health and well being and are achieving positive outcomes in their grass roots work with whānau and families.

We work with anyone who needs our support and we work alongside and in collaboration with other service agencies in our communities. Our underlying principles are based on our vision of communities thriving and we embrace the principles of empowerment, inclusiveness and strength We believe that our role is to use our professional expertise while respectfully walking alongside those in need.


A donation or koha is appreciated, no referrals are needed.

Located in Dannevirke, this service includes rural, family and Whanau Social Worker, two Social Workers in Schools, Growing Through Grief Seasons for Growth programme and a Counselling service.

Tararua Family services co-ordinates the Family Violence Awareness Campaign for the Tararua district.

Papamoa Family Services is a community social service agency which has operated in the Papamoa area since 1993.

Our primary goal is to assist people to take positive action in their lives by providing expertise, support, resources and information.  To achieve this we offer a range of services including Community Education, Financial Mentoring, Family Support, Youth Services, information and advice.  The majority of our services and programmes are free for the community, however a koha is greatly appreciated.  In addition we provide affordable Counselling Services with qualified Counsellors.  We are also an agent of the Tauranga Food Bank. Our premises are also utilised by a number of Tauranga services for meetings with their Papamoa clients.  These include Bay of Plenty Addiction Services, Strengthening Families, Child, Youth and Family.

Programmes running in Term 2.

The Te Hapara Family Services team provides social work, whanau support and counselling services for whanau and children. We also provide parenting programmes, budgeting advice and counselling.

A koha is appreciated and no referral required.

Beachaven Family Services is a place for people of all ages to gather, make new friends and find support. Beachaven has a number of group activities that anyone can attend, including playgroups, craft groups for kids and adults, music group, recreation group, walking group and a monthly lunch for our seniors.

Our staff also offer advocacy for individuals and families.

Beachaven's mission is to provide fellowship and friendship to the people of Papamoa East. We offer a meeting place and shared activities that help support families and strengthen our community.

  • Central Hawke's Bay Family Services

  •   Address: 6 McCarthy Terrace, Waipukurau
  •   Manager: Peter Barton
  •   Mobile: (06) 374 5029
  •   Email: peterb@acw.org.nz 
  •  Open Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 4.30pm Open Friday 7.30 to 9.00am

Based in Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay Family Services provides support and resources for all Central Hawke's Bay Youth-at-Risk under 25 years of age and their whanau. We also offer information, advocacy and support for whanau, facilitation of whanau hui, Tautoko/Social Work support.

Our Breakfast Club (OSCAR) runs from 7.30am to 9.00am and we also have an OSCAR after school programme. We have funding for afterschool youth programmes and also run a holiday programme. These services are free, although a koha is appreciated.