History of Home and Family Counselling
1893 Henry Wilding our founder set up a service to rescue vulnerable women and children from the Auckland streets. That was the Society for the Protection of Women and Children. The Society had Court maintenance orders taken out against fathers and husbands, collected the funds weekly and passed on the funds to the needy women and children, keeping women and children in their homes with food on the table.
In the 1920s Our work changed focus to include the whole family, addressing family violence and other problems with different responses.
Today We serve a multi-cultural community providing our counselling and group programmes. We are still responding to the social needs in the Auckland community.