LDS Family Services - About Us

LDS Family Services - About Us

The central aim of LDS Family Services is to preserve and strengthen individuals and families throughout the world.


LDS Family Services has provided a variety of services to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others for nearly 100 years. Although the name has changed and the focus on different programs has shifted, the family has always been central to the guiding purpose of LDS Family Services.

'Our social services program has already been a great blessing to our Church members. This program seeks to respond to many problems that beset our members... and it will no doubt increase in its importance, because so many of the problems which this cluster of agencies deals with are symptomatic of our time. Members may need counselling more than clothing, and members who, through bishops, are referred to an agency in our social services program should feel no more hesitancy in asking for help of this kind than [they] should in requesting help through the priesthood welfare program' (Harold B. Lee, Seminar for Regional Representatives of the Twelve, 1 Oct. 1970).

Guiding Purpose

While each of us experience challenges and difficulties at the social and emotional levels, persistent high levels can be destructive to us physically and spiritually. Therefore, we will give our effort to work in a compassionate way to encourage and enable each individual to contribute towards their spiritual and eternal progression by providing counselling services, birth parent and adoption services that focus on hope, repentance, keeping covenants and accountability.

If you or any of your loved ones are having challenges managing issues such as anger, violence, or addiction (i.e. tea, coffee, cigarettes, pornography, drugs or alcohol etc) then please feel free to explore this site or contact us on our details below. We also provide counselling services for marriage and family relationship issues by helping individuals to address areas of dissatisfaction in their relationships, deepening their understanding of each other, and resolving destructive patterns of communication.

Our Primary focus is on the present where we can make changes through the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ and receive blessings which lead to peace now, tomorrow and eternally. So whatever it is you would like help with, then welcome to LDS Family Services New Zealand Agency.