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A highly respected not for profit community agency, jigsaw whanganui works alongside local families and whānau – their strengths, resources and hopes – to be the very best for their children.


Families calling on jigsaw whanganui come in many shapes and sizes

A highly respected not for profit community agency, jigsaw whanganui works alongside local families and whānau – their strengths, resources and hopes – to be the very best for their children.
Over the past year our professional team has engaged over 800 local families.

Families calling on jigsaw whanganui come in many shapes and sizes – grand-parents, young parents, couples, single parents. Through perseverance, small steps, building skills, ongoing encouragement and opening locked doors, our professional team builds on families’ strengths, resources and aspirations for their children. 

We run a range of groups for parents and whānau.
It takes a lot of courage to come along to a group and meet new people. Once they make it, our parents are really appreciative of meeting other parents who sometimes struggle, the encouragement to try other a the much improved relationships with their children.
Things get done much easier around the house and somehow parenting is much more enjoyable. 

jigsaw whanganui also has a team of highly skilled and experienced social worker working alongside families with more complex needs in their own homes.

Here’s what this meant for a couple of families facing tough situations :

Before jigsaw came along I felt I was banging my head against a brick wall. Everywhere I went I was told it wasn’t their job or that my son and I were in the too hard basket. The help I have had from jigsaw has been invaluable. Quite frankly they have saved our lives. They have quietly worked away at getting government agencies to do their job. The weekly visit from the social worker has been the only constant I have had outside the daily struggle of raising a highly disabled son. I now believe in myself. I cannot speak highly enough of what jigsaw whanganui has done for us.

The Social Worker gave 110% to my care and support. She responded in a supportive and timely manner to all things ‘on top’ and exceeded all my expectations. I am so grateful. It made all the difference in the world. I was in a very distressed space, on initially working with the social worker she was incredibly responsive, kind and empathetic and though in a ‘big picture’ manner. The warm and caring environment, the level of professionalism, I felt I was in the care of someone who understood what I was going through and responded appropriately. I am so grateful. I’ll never forget all the social worker did for my family and I. A very, very special person.

Our team is ready to do whatever we can to assist your family flourish and your children thrive. No problem is too big or too small to call on us...

Visit us at www.jigsawwhanganui.org.nz, join us on Facebook, telephone us at 345 1636.

 

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