for quality social services
Senior Programme
Husband and Wife


We have a variety of services available to everyone within the Glen Innes community. We also have a variety of programmes and workshops on offer.

All our services are provided in a safe and confidential manner. Feel free to browse our site and if you would like to register for one of our programmes or see one of our staff, you can email us by filling the Leave a message form on our Contact Us page or call us on (09) 570 6250, we look forward to meeting you.

Social Work Support

Glen Innes Family Centre provides support and advocacy for families and individuals as required. We work with people of all ages. Social Work Support is completed in a safe and confidential manner.

Social Worker:

Kathleen Nelson
BSW, Registered with SWRB, MANZASW

Youth Worker:

Lily Tarawa


Counsellors will assist people to explore and process their feelings in a safe and confidential manner, to support and empower in making and managing change.

Our Counsellors will be able to help you with issues regarding relationship, family, behaviour, anger, grief and loss, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, youth issues and stress. Counselling is provided for all ages.

Counsellor: Domestic Violence, Children and Youth & Adult

Cecile Canovas
Dip. C, Dip. SW, BA in Psychology, MNZAC

Counsellor: Relationship, Adult and Youth

John Hibbs
RPDN, Dip. C, Merit MT, MNZAC, ACC Registered


We also offer budgeting services to assist families to find satisfaction and security in handling their financial affairs through the development of adequate money management skills. This is done through reducing and eliminating debt and change of financial priorities.


Arvind Patel

Seniors Programme

Seniors programme was developed to provide weekly activities for the elderly.