Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families is a family/whanau-centred, structured, early intervention process.  At the heart of the process is a family/whanau with strengths but one that is also having trouble coping with life's challenges and requires help from multiple agencies. Strengthening Families lead by the family/whanau, brings together all the agencies that have a part to play in helping that family/whanau achieve its desired outcomes.


Children, young people and their families/whanau have the opportunity to reach their full potential and participate positively in society.

The Long-term Outcomes from Strengthening Families

The health, education and social outcomes for children, young people and their families/whanau are improved through the Strengthening Families process. They feel stronger, more connected to and supported by their community.

Judi Rendall is the Strengthening Families Coordinator.

Anyone can engage in the Strengthening Families process, just phone 3788900, or email

For more information:

Referral Form