Whānau Tautoko

A group of 2 adults and five young people walking towards the camera, through long grass, talking to each other with hills and trees in the background

Whānau Tautoko is a service which works with whānau in a time of crisis. Those that we work with are supported to understand the opportunities available to them and empowered to utilise the support we provide so they can move from a state of surviving to a state of living. By working collaboratively with whānau, we develop solutions that respond to challenges incurred by high-risk behaviours and confronting the underlying drivers of those actions.

Using a wrap-around model of practice we aim to enhance well-being across 9 domains:
● Whakawhanaungatanga – Strengthening whānau relationships
● Ngāmanukura – Strengthening leadership within the whānau to achieve goals
● Kaupapa Māori – To strengthen cultural identity within the whānau
● Manaakitanga – Caregiving within the whānau and participating in programmes and activities that whakamana the whānau, including action to stop violence, abuse or neglect
● Hauora – Attending to the holistic wellbeing of whānau, including developing goals for tinana, wairua, hinengaro and whānau
● Whare – Improving the housing situation and environment for whānau
● Tiaki – Improving safety within the whānau, whare, school, etc.
● Mahi Toa – Education and employment opportunities and/or improvement
● Moniawhina – Financial management and security within the whānau


Ma te ngākau aroha koe ārahi — Let a loving heart guide your decisions.

Key points

Helping whānau in times of crisis
Finding solutions to high-risk behaviours

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