Waikato Ethnic Family Services Trust

Here at the Waikato Family Service Trust (WEFST) we work together with families to promote the safety, health, and well-being, of ethnic children and family members. Our aim is to strengthen families through individualized, culturally responsive, flexible approaches. We offer prevention and intervention services in collaboration with local communities, non-government organisations (NGOs), and government agencies.


We offer a variety of services provided for those who are in need of support, these include:

  • Advocacy and Support for Children and Families
  • Budgeting Services
  • Driver Licence Training
  • Interpreting access for Farsi and Dari
  • Justice of the Peace Services


We run a number of programs aimed at appropriating cultural values and promoting important cultural values:

  • Multilingual Parenting Programs
  • Education Programs: Ethnic Pregnancy, Ethnic Children Well-Being
  • Art Programs: Painting, Sewing for women
  • Youth Music Program


Please come in and visit our office or call one of our phone numbers, we are always happy to hear from you:

  • 2D, Caro Street Community Building
  • P.O. Box: 19-139
  • Hamilton 3244
  • (07) 839 4688
  • (027) 714 4411