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Our Story

The Waikato Family Centre was founded in 1996 as a community response by mothers to the closure of the Plunket Family Centres in the Region.

A group of concerned families who believed this was a devastating decision that would leave many families and babies without adequate support, formed the Waikato Family Centre Trust and sought funding from charitable organisations.

Although funding has remained a continual problem, the Waikato Family Centre are proud to have managed to operate a successful free service to families throughout the greater Waikato Region for over 20 years.

Our Vision is to continue to support families of the community and the greater Waikato and share our knowledge and expertise with families as they adjust to parenthood.

To grow our integral service into the communities. We will continue to meet the needs of the communities by growing our service of further education sessions. 

To continue to work alongside Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialists, Mothercraft, Plunket, Midwives, NICU and Perinatal Mental Health to provide the optimal care for women and their families and provide a positive outcome. 

To continue to prevent admissions to Mothercraft, GP’s ED, and Perinatal Mental Health to provide the best outcome for our families/whānau. 


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