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Mother and Children of father in prison. Supporting positive futures for family of people serving a sentence with the department of corrections

Supporting Positive Futures for Whānau of People Serving a Sentence

Children of people in prison are in a situation they did not choose, yet they face a sentence of their own.

They are frequently invisible victims of crime and may become socially and economically isolated. It is not their crime, but it is still their sentence.


Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou is a charity that actively supports the tamariki and whānau of people in prison or those serving a community-based sentence. Our Social Workers and Mentoring Coordinators are committed to supporting children and young people to work towards their goals and stride into the future with confidence.

Pillars New Zealand Kiwi Children of prisoners.

We Believe Children of People in Prison are Children of Promise and Potential

Mentoring for children of prisoners. support for children of prisoners

“Even her teachers and people in our community ask me: what’s changed in this girls life? She’s smiling again. So I tell them, Pillars

- Mum discussing Pillars Youth Mentoring Programme

Social Work Support Services for family impacted by incarciration, sentencing, prison and the department of corrections

Every dollar helps us provide wrap-around social work and mentoring services to our whānau and their children.

There are currently no laws that protect children of prisoners. While our service is free, the cost of supporting children and families is not.

By donating to Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou, you will make a real difference in building hope for children, so they are supported to create positive futures for themselves and are not the next generation incarcerated.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

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