Our Vision

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.

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Our Services

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.

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






We deliver programmes that have been shown to work, meet the needs of 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

Help Ritchie take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Want to help one of our young people take up an incredible opportunity to turn his life around after a really difficult childhood?

Launch of Pese Pasifika - CD of hymns and prayers from the islands

The Pasifika In Partnership Komiti (PIPK) has launched Pese Pasifika, a selection of Pacific Island hymns and prayers for all of our Youth Horizons staff.

Coming home to support young people

Uma and Ara Ferris are looking forward to their new journey caring for young people. Recently returning to the Hawkes Bay, they’ve taken up roles as live-in Teaching Parents for Youth Horizons new group home for boys.