As of Thursday 8 October, Auckland will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Please continue to keep hygiene front of mind, continue tracking where you have been, and, if you are able to, please wear a mask.

Where possible, our staff are working from home to ensure our essential services are still available. Please call 09 818 6834 to speak to someone during normal business hours. Our on–call social worker remains available for urgent foster care queries after hours (via main number). Please be aware that during this time it may take us longer than usual to respond to queries.

Lifewise Family Services – 09 818 6834 or 0800 003 172

Foster me a future …

Lifewise Family Services urgently need families to give local foster children good homes. Find out how you can make a life changing difference here.

Our children are our future, but for many Kiwi kids who need foster care, that future can look bleak.

The Lifewise team works hard to maintain and rebuild families and whanau. Sadly, sometimes keeping a family together is not possible. In those situations, one of the most important things that Lifewise does is provide high-quality foster care to children who are unable to live with their family. This may be because the home is no longer a safe place or suitable environment for them. Typically, these children’s lives have been turned upside down by chaos, neglect, and trauma and they have often been put at risk both physically and emotionally.

Our caregivers take care of children for as long as required.

Highly respected by other community organisations, Lifewise is one of Auckland’s most experienced foster care providers. Sadly our need for caregivers in Auckland is increasing. Our caregivers are extraordinary people – compassionate, family-focused and big-hearted.

If you’d like to register your interest, please give us a call on 09 818 6834 or email We’d love to hear from you.

“I want them to get their childhood back,” says Margaret, who has been a Lifewise Carer for 10 years. Margaret is one of many generous people who open up their homes and their hearts for children who need a safe and happy home away from the one they were born in. Watch the video above to know more about Margaret.

Lifewise is a registered charity under the name The Lifewise Trust, registration number CC40248

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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