About Jigsaw Whanganui
Jigsaw Whanganui New Zealand
In 1989 our agency was established as Home-builders Family Support Services Inc. Volunteers were trained to provide practical support to parents and families. From here the agency worked to develop a professional social service, with expertise in engaging with families with complex needs.
In 2001 the organisation was reincorporated as Family Support Services Whanganui Trust, putting in place a governance and management structure. In 2002 the agency moved to its present site at 236 Victoria Avenue. In 2004 the services previously provided by Parent Support Services Trust amalgamated with our agency’s services. In 2007 we began using Jigsaw Whanganui as the trading name of Family Support Services Whanganui Trust. In 2020 the service provided by Rise Stopping Violence Services were amalgamated with our agency’s services.
Our wide range of support includes social work, parenting programmes, family harm prevention support, and advocacy.