To WORK in PARTNERSHIP within a Community Led Development Framework that provides high quality accessible services and develops interdependent people and strong families.
We provide advocacy, family mentoring and support, specialised counselling for children and adults aged 6-12, a mentoring service for fathers and sons , and life skill development for families and individuals at risk or in crises.
We do home visitations, advocacy, run cooking classes for children in the schools, assist our families find employment, relevant programs and budgeting help, and parenting support for Mums and Dads. We also collaborate with other like-minded agencies and buisnesses to provide clothes, food, furniture, beds, fridges and washing machines when required.
On Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons we run parenting classes for "Building Awesome Whanau" for mums (and dads) in the community. This program is run in collaboration with the Glen Innes Family Centre.
Building Awesome Whanau is the latest addition to the Toolbox Parenting series implemented by the Parenting Place.
It was brought about due to the demand for parenting skills that would be especially appropriate to Maori. However, this course can also be used for all New Zealanders.
Our Family Workers, Mentor and Counsellor also work with the children in their school environment as the need arises. This is evidence of the effective and valued relationship we have established with the schools in our community.
Our Trust also works in collaboration with the Dunkirk Activity Centre and our Family Workers take children who we work with to the "ARTS R US" progam at the centre. We also take a group of children to basketball sessions at the Tamaki Recreation Centre in Elstree Ave and Paddle Boarding at Mission Bay during the Summer.
Our Op Shop is open Friday mornings from 9-12noon. We sell quality affordable clothing and shoes. You are welcome to stay for a chat and a cup of tea. Come to the side entrance to the left of the Church Building at 4a Court Crescent, Panmure. We would love to see you.