What we do

Supported living

We believe leaving home should be an exciting time for all rangatahi, however, it can be challenging for those without whānau support. Our supported living arrangements help smooth the way for rangatahi who are taking their first steps towards independence.

Bridging the gap

Most rangatahi can rely on their family long after they turn 18. They have someone to ask how to go about changing a fuse or cooking a meal – and may have the safety net of being able to return home well into their 20s.

But this transition can be particularly tough for rangatahi leaving care, who, without the support of whānau, can often feel entirely alone and find even small problems hard to cope with.

Supported living provides a stepping stone for rangatahi to develop skills in running their own home – learning to cook and clean, keeping on top of bills, and understanding the responsibilities of being a tenant and sharing a living space with others. Our practical support helps make this transition positive and enjoyable for rangatahi.

Growth – purposeful plans

Growth is facilitated through purposeful plans, which are developmentally appropriate, and designed to contribute and support rangatahi goals and aspirations.

Plans should be creative in meeting the needs of individual rangatahi and we are prepared to advocate for flexible and dynamic solutions that lead to the best possible outcomes.

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