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Open Home Foundation - Otago/Southland

Social Service


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Our vision 

Every child and young person growing up in a secure, loving family and receiving a depth of care which will bless them throughout their life 

Our mission


  • quality 
  • child-centred 
  • family-focused 
  • Christian social services.

The Open Home Foundation of New Zealand is a Child and Family Support Service that works within the provisions of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989. 

Open Home Foundation staff and volunteers are from a variety of Christian Church denominations. We respect the diversity of belief and ethnicity found within our nation. 

We encourage children and parents to be proud of their family/whānau and cultural heritage. In particular, we have a commitment to work in a manner which is honouring to Māori, and reflects the Treaty of Waitangi. 

We know that children and young people are best cared for by their own family/whānau and we will work to strengthen families so they can nurture and care for their children and young people successfully.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Information & support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Supervised contact


Parenting assessment 

Social work

  • Crisis assessment

Wheelchair Access



Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland


Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

13 Esk Street West
Southland 9810

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Street Address

13 Esk Street West
Southland 9810

Postal Address

PO Box 1706
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 8:24AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Open Home Foundation - Otago/Southland.