Project Coordinator Kate Donoghue
Strengthening Families provides a way for families to get co-ordinated access to services. It is run in a way that meets the
unique needs of each family/whānau. This builds on the needs, strengths and dreams of families, with support from health, social services, education and other services working together. The aim is to offer help before a family/whānau has serious problems requiring intensive or statutory intervention.
By promoting cooperation between community organisations, social services and government agencies, everyone involved works more effectively and
efficiently with the families/ whānau involved in the process.
Strengthening Families Vision
Children, young people and their families/whānau have the opportunity to reach their full potential and participate positively in society.
Long-term outcomes which Strengthening Families aims to achieve.
The health, education and social outcomes for children, young people and their families/whānau are improved through Strengthening Families. As a result they
feel stronger, more connected to, and supported by their communities.
Strengthening Families Results
• Families/whānau with dependent children and/or young people with multiple needs are offered a holistic process to address those needs and
co-ordinated support services.
• Families/whānau and their children and/or young people who participate in the Strengthening Families process have improved social, health and education outcomes.
• Families/whānau who have been supported by the Strengthening Families process are enabled to access support services independently.
Community organisations and government agencies are encouraged to work together more effectively and efficiently with families/ whānau in a collaborative manner.
CILT has had a contract with The Ministry of Social Development’s Family And Community Services to deliver the Strengthening Families programe in our
local area for several years.
Our facilitator is Kate Donoghue