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Protecting Childhoods Since 1898

All venue hire profits from weddings and events held at The Little Chapel support Home & Family Charitable Trust, but who are Home & Family and what do they do?

As New Zealand’s 2nd oldest Charity (est. 1898), Home & Family have evolved from ‘The Society for the Protection of Women’ into a child-focused organisation protecting childhoods by providing early intervention and wrap-around support to pēpi, tamariki, rangatahi and their parents/caregivers and whānau.

Home & Family believe all tamariki should have the right to live in homes with people that cherish them, keep them safe and nurture their potential. They offer Child & Youth Therapy, Kōmanawa (their parenting services) & Whānau Safety services, helping people to build the life skills, confidence, and self-belief to live lives free from anxiety, stress, depression, and behavioural and mental health issues.

Home & Family provide direct, measurable change to the lives of over 1300 tamariki and their parents/caregivers annually. Their work reduces the systemic cycle of maltreatment, violence and abuse of children.

Each of the services provided are unique but are vital in the landscape of social services available in Canterbury.

To find out more about Home & Family and how you can support their work, take a look at their website.