History and Statistical Information

The Waikato Family Centre was originally the Plunket Family Centre.  In 1996 funding for the Midland Region Family Centres was discontinued.  A group of concerned families who believed this was a devastating decision that would leave many families and babies without adequate support formed a Trust - now the 'Waikato Family Centre Trust' and sought funding from charitable organisations and what was previously known as the Area Health Board.  Although funding has remained a continual problem we have managed to operate a successful service since 1996.