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Families and whānau

If you would like to connect with groups which focus on family and whānau, you can find them here.

Barnardos Levin

provide a range of care, education and support services developed specifically for New Zealand children and their families. The services we provide reflect our commitment to ensuring that all children are able to receive the very best start.

Level 1, Kent & Little Building, 29 Queen Street West, Levin

Phone: 06 368 1668

Email: levinoffice@barnardos.org.nz

Visit the Barnardos website (external website)

Office hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday

There is an answer service for all other hours.

Some charges may apply. No referral required.

Barnardos Palmerston North

Suite 4, 160 Grey Street, Palmerston North

Phone: 06 358 9429

Freephone: 0800 227 627

Email: PalmerstonNorth.MainNumber@barnardos.org.nz

Visit the Barnardos website (external website)

Monday to Friday Some charges may apply. No referral required

Parentline Manawatu

Parentline Manawatu offers counselling and parenting groups.

Hancock Community House, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North

Phone: 06 355 1655

Freephone: 0800 432 6459

ACROSS Te Kotahitanga O te Wairua Palmerston North

An Anglican, Catholic and Community Support service providing:

  • Social work with families
  • Counselling
  • Bereaved by Suicide Support Group
  • Postnatal Depression Support Group
  • Project Calm
  • Triple P Positive Parenting Program
  • Incredible Years Parenting Programme
  • Strengthening Families
  • Programmes for Parents and Babies
  • Foster care.

294a Church St, Palmerston North

Phone: 0800 227677

Email: enquiries@across.org.nz


Rockmybaby® are childcare recruitment experts in New Zealand and operate globally, providing total childcare solutions.

Phone: 0800 762 569

Email: info@rockmybaby.co.nz

Visit the Rockmybaby website (external website)

Birthright Palmerston North

Birthright is a national organisation with an office in Palmerston North which works to support, strengthen and advocate for one-parent families.

294a Church St Palmerston North

Phone: 06 356 7486

Freephone 0800 457 146

Visit the Birthright website (external website)

(external website) Fieldworker works part time, if your call is urgent phone ACROSS 356 7486

Birthright Levin

Raukawa Whanua Ora

3 Keepa Street, Levin

Phone: 0800 457 146

Mobile: 027 804 2749 

Email: birthrightlvn@xtra.co.nz

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

GRG provides regional and local support through support groups, Community Outreach and Advocates with specialised knowledge and skills to assist caregivers as well education, training, critical information and support at each step of the caregiver’s journey. (external website)

Our membership is diverse across all socio-economic levels and various ethnic groups including European, Maori, Pasific and Asian communities.  Our members range in age from early 40s to 90s and include great grandparents raising their great grandchildren.

Visit the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren website (external website)