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Supporting Positive Futures for Tamariki of People Serving a Sentence

Children of people in prison are amongst the most vulnerable in our community.

Children of people in prison are in a situation they did not choose, yet they face a sentence of their own. They become invisible victims of crime and may become socially and economically isolated.

Pillars Social Workers and Mentoring Coordinators support Pillars children to work towards goals they set for themselves, so they can stride into the future with confidence.

Our mahi consists of programmes which range across  wrap around services for whānau, and mentoring for the children. We work in prisons and the community and have a team of well trained, experienced staff around the country.

We believe children of people in prison are children of promise and potential.


children living with a parent in prison


years caring for the children of New Zealand


hours of support by Pillars Volunteer Mentors each year

How can you help?

Pillars is a children’s charity any person can feel proud to support. Every dollar helps us provide wrap-around social work and mentoring services to our whānau and their children.

By donating to Pillars, you will make a real difference in building hope for children so they are supported to create positive futures for themselves.

Support our Mahi
Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou Calls for Immediate Implementation of Care Plans for Children of People Serving a Sentence

We are calling for urgent legislative action and policy…

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