About us

We provide immediate support to individuals and families.

The service was first established in 1979 by Barbara Te Kare, Skippy Patuwai, Marg Jury and Karen Warren, as a Family Support Centre for women in the Glen Innes Community.

Its original site was the old Boyd Centre in Taniwha Street. It was moved in 1987 to Glenbrae House, and in order to meet the growing needs of women the Glen Innes Women's Centre was formed.

The main focus of the centre was to give immediate support to women and their families, and it progressed to preventative programmes to give holistic support to women.

A natural progression has seen the centre extend its services to the elderly and youth.

The broadening role of the centre was reflected in its name change in 1994 to the Glen Innes Family Centre. With qualified staff joining the centre, community research has been carried out within Glen Innes and surrounding areas by the centre.

In response to a growing need in the community Drug and Alcohol Counselling and a Budgeting service were added in 1998. In August 2001, a full-time social worker was employed to provide family support to families at risk in Glen Innes.



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