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.
We Believe Children of People in Prison are Children of Promise and Potential
Children in New Zealand with a parent in prison
Years of Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou caring for tamariki and whānau
Hours of support by Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou volunteer mentors each year
Children of people in prison are 9.5x more likely to go to prison without intervention
“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
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.