Supporting families since 1996

on the Hibiscus Coast

Our story

StepsForward have been supporting families living on the Hibiscus Coast since 1996. We have gone through a couple of transitions; starting life as Parent Aid, before becoming Hibiscus Coast Family services, then settling on our current name of StepsForward in 2015. We are a for purpose organisation that provides free, wrap around support to whānau living on the Hibiscus Coast. We are funded through grants from philanthropic organisations, government contracts and public donations.


Our vision
When whānau are thriving, so too will the community.

Te Kaupapa

Our Purpose
 Manaaki te katoa – Kindness to all
We provide trauma and tikanga informed support services to meet the needs of the Hibiscus Coast Community
We serve the Hibiscus Coast area, including Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Silverdale, Stillwater, Orewa, Dairy Flat, Wainui, Waiwera & Pūhoi.
  • “Nobody wants to open up that they are failing. But everybody wants to find that one stop special team who just get it.”
  • “Not only knowledgeable, the team were so empathetic. So calming and settling to one's emotions that are running high when stressed.”
  • “Personally, it enabled me to continue my healing journey and reveal even more emotions that needed addressing and it was a vehicle to allow me to process them in a safe space”
  • “The program shined a light on certain behaviours that I adopted as a result of childhood trauma and how I can change them so I can show up as the person I am proud of”
  • “Permission to use my instincts. I feel like me and my daughter are now on the same team. It feels liberating”

Our funders and supporters

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