Kia Tupu, Kia Hua, Kia Puāwai
To grow, to flourish, to prosper
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Kia Puāwai Services

We provide a range of evidence-based and culturally informed services to support youth, whānau and communities.

Whānau Services

We provide a range of services aimed at supporting tamariki and rangatahi through whānau-centred approaches to therapy and support.

Our whānau services help to strengthen whānau relationships, increase effective and positive communication and help whānau create lasting hope and positive change together.

Whānau Services

Our whānau services are available across the North Island and at the bottom of the South Island, and there are multiple referral pathways, depending on which service is provided in which region.

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Parenting Support

Our parenting programmes help parents and caregivers to do this by providing them with simple practical parenting strategies and tools that are known to work.

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Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a home and community-based programme that helps whānau address the multiple causes of challenging and high-risk rangatahi behaviours.

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Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term whānau therapy service available to tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau across Aotearoa.

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Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an individual therapy that we provide to tamariki and rangatahi who need a little extra individual support to help them deal with past trauma, or current struggles.

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Whānau Services

Parenting Support

Our parenting programmes help parents and caregivers to do this by providing them with simple practical parenting strategies and tools that are known to work.

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Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a home and community-based programme that helps whānau address the multiple causes of challenging and high-risk rangatahi behaviours.

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Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is a short-term whānau therapy service available to tamariki and rangatahi and their whānau across Aotearoa.

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Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an individual therapy that we provide to tamariki and rangatahi who need a little extra individual support to help them deal with past trauma, or current struggles.

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Rangatahi / Young Adults Services

We provide services in the west of Tāmaki Makaurau, but there are other providers throughout the country who are also available to provide similar support.

We provide a number of services for rangatahi or taiohi (youth) and young adults (also referred to as Ratonga Taiohi) to help them as they prepare for and step into adulthood.

Youth Payment &
Youth Parent Payment

Our team will help you to access the financial support you need if you live in West Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau.

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NEET Programme

Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) programme supports rangatahi in the West Auckland area on their education and career pathways, by helping with work and schooling decisions, goal setting, and seeking out job opportunities and community support.

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Ka Awatea

Transition to Adulthood Services - Ka Awatea is a programme for rangatahi and young adults aged 15 to 21 years, who have previously been in the care of Orangat Tamariki and are based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Employment Preparation and Placement Programme

Figuring out which employment pathway is the right one isn’t always easy. The Employment Preparation & Placement Programme supports rangatahi and young adults all the way.

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Rangatahi / Young Adults Services

Youth Payment & Youth Parent Payment

Our team will help you to access the financial support you need if you are living in New Lynn or Waiatake in Tamaki Makaurau.

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NEET Programme

Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) programme supports rangatahi in the West Auckland area on their education and career pathways, by helping with work and schooling decisions, goal setting, and seeking out job opportunities and community support.

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Ka Awatea

Transition to Adulthood Services - Ka Awatea is a programme for rangatahi and young adults aged 15 to 21 years, who have previously been in the care of Orangat Tamariki and are based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Employment Preparation and Placement Programme

Figuring out which employment pathway is the right one isn’t always easy. The Employment Preparation & Placement Programme supports rangatahi and young adults all the way.

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Out of Home Care Services

Sometimes it’s not possible for tamariki and rangatahi to stay living at home with whānau. When this happens, we provide safe, nurturing homes where tamariki and rangatahi will be cared for and supported to thrive.

Therapeutic Foster Care

We provide a number of specialist fostercare services across Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki Mākaurau, Waikato, Tauranga Moana and Hawkes Bay.

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Therapeutic Group Homes

We have three group homes in Tāmaki Makaurau. Two Lighthouses, which between them provide a home for up to ten young wahine and tane, and one whare that provides longer term therapeutic care for up to five rangatahi tane.

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Lighthouses

Our two Lighthouses provide a safe place to stay for rangatahi aged 11 to 17 years, often for a short period, at short notice or in an emergency.

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Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puāwai

Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puāwai provides a safe, nurturing and therapeutic home for up to five young tane who are not able to stay with whānau or other caregivers.

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Out of Home Care Services

Therapeutic Foster Care

We provide a number of specialist fostercare services across Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki Mākaurau, Waikato, Tauranga Moana and Hawkes Bay.

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Therapeutic Group Homes

We have three group homes in Tāmaki Makaurau. Two Lighthouses, which between them provide a home for up to ten young wahine and tane, and one whare that provides longer term therapeutic care for up to five rangatahi tane.

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Lighthouses

Our two Lighthouses provide a safe place to stay for rangatahi aged 11 to 17 years, often for a short period, at short notice or in an emergency.

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Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puāwai

Te Whare Tumanako o Kia Puāwai provides a safe, nurturing and therapeutic home for up to five young tane who are not able to stay with whānau or other caregivers.

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Ahi Kā - the fires that burn

Our programme supports the path that has been set before us, by our ancestors. As caregivers, you are leaders and nurturers. Guiding our tamariki, continuing our whakapapa, supporting them into the future.

Being a caregiver is an important and challenging role, which requires a strong network of support, tools and resources. Through Ahi Kā, you’ll receive support for yourself, support to help you care for tamariki, and join a supportive community.

If you need a hand working out the right service for you, or connecting with the right provider, reach out to our team

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