Youth Horizons is a national charitable trust working to improve the lives of children and young people who are dealing with behavioural, emotional, mental health or development issues.


Rangatahi flourish within their whānau and communities, free from conduct problems.


To provide evidence-based and bi-culturally focused programmes that create better futures for rangatahi who are impacted by conduct problems.

Our Services

We have over 250 staff and caregivers supporting young people and their families and whānau across the North and lower South Islands. In addition, our West Auckland office, Youth Service West (YSW), supports local young people to find the best options for education, training or employment. 

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We deliver programmes that have been shown to work, meet the needs of young people from different backgrounds and focus on: therapy in the home, parenting support, bringing families back together, and foster care and group home placements.  

Latest News

Minister Martin comes to Youth Horizons

Minister Martin attended a hui in our Auckland office to share her visions, and hear some stories of our rangatahi.

Youthworx free support programme through Youth Service West

Working with Youth Service West young people, Youthworx provides a free support programme for youth to help them get to know their community better, and to help them gain life skills.

What it means to me

Reflections from staff members who go above and beyond