We work to:

Strengthen families and whānau, support families and whānau to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children and young people. Assist families and whānau to develop the skills and knowledge to support the care of their children.

Our current community

Whanganui, Waverley, Rangitkei, Waimarino.

Philosophy / Kaupapa

We value family/whānau and belive their needs must be met for New Zealand/Aotearoa to be a health society.


A world where children grow up safe from abuse.


To enable families/whanau and extended family/hapu to provide quality care for their children and young people.


To support families/whanau to provide quality care for their children and young people by providing professional social work services.

We value:

  • Family, Whanau and the wider community.
  • The safety and well being of children and young people.
  • The prevention of child abuse and family violence.
  • The strengthening of individuals,Families/Whanau and their potential for change.
  • Respect for Families and Whanau acknowledging the uniqueness of families/whanau and individuals.
  • Our relationship with Tangata Whenua and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Our services being professional and accessible.
  • Our good reputation.
  • Responding to the changing service demands in our community.
  • Cultural Diversity.
  • Accountability to our Stakeholders.
  • Working for social change.
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships and networks in the community.

Donate and partner with us to enable change

Our goal at Jigsaw Whanganui is to enable couples, families and whānau to take better care of each other and their children, and where trust, safety and respect are restored. By making a donation to Jigsaw Whanganui, whether large or small, you’ll be enabling us to make sure people who face significant changes have the support they need to make positive changes in their life.