Open Home Foundation

The Open Home Foundation/Te Whare Kaupapa Āwhina of New Zealand (OHF/TWKĀ) was established in 1977 by Ewen and Gillian Laurenson. Following their difficult experience in running a Social Welfare family home, they began to develop a network of Christian foster families as an alternative for children/tamariki and young people/rangatahi placed in Department of Social Welfare care.