Who can help

Taranaki Safe Families Trust is a collaborative of 26 agencies that offers understanding, support and expertise to individuals and families experiencing family violence.  If you need help, take a look at the agencies below and the services they offer.

ACC

Services

ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) is a crown entity personal injury support scheme, covering all New Zealanders.  It provides entitlements following incapacity or disability for the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation and weekly compensation subject to legislative rules.  Eligibility arises after an accident, work related illness, treatment injury or sensitive claim event (sexual crime against a victim). ACC generally covers only these above accidental events.

ACC is a funder of entitlements and contracted services, not a direct provider, except for case management services for clients with injury-related lost-time from work, or high support needs arising from accident.

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm daily, except Wednesdays 9.30am – 5.00pm

 

Contact Person

Janet Tinson, Branch Manager

 

Physical Address

22-28 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, 4310

Postal Address

Private Bag, New Plymouth

 

Contact Phone Number

06 759 0714

 

Email

janet.tinson@acc.co.nz

 

Website

www.acc.co.nz

Age Concern

Services

Age Concern Taranaki is the lead organisation in Taranaki that connects, supports, empowers, celebrates and respects all older people in an inclusive community.  Our services are specifically for those 65 years and older.

  • Age Concern have two dedicated Community Workers in North and South Taranaki that run social programmes to connect older people to their communities while promoting social connections.  These programmes include aqua walking, ‘drop in cafes’ and falls prevention classes.
  • Shopping Service Coordinator to match police vetted volunteers in the community with older people who struggle to do their own grocery shopping.  These volunteers take the older person shopping and assist them with the unpacking once they return to their homes.
  • Accredited Visiting Coordinator to match police vetted volunteers with people aged 65 and over who may be feeling lonely in their homes and would like some company.  These volunteers visit the older person weekly and are carefully matched depending on their interests etc.
  • Registered Social Workers will respond to any allegations of Elder Abuse within the Taranaki area.  The social worker engages with the older community, completes relevant referrals and safety plans while case holding clients to ensure their safety and well-being.  This may include assisting them with things such as lawyer’s appointments and empowering them to report abuse to local Police.
  • Age Concern provide ‘Ezee Meals’.  Anyone (regardless of age) can phone and order a variety of frozen meals. These can be picked up from the Age Concern office or delivered on a Friday morning (within the New Plymouth area) with a $5.00 delivery fee.

 

Office Hours

10.00am – 2.00pm Monday to Friday

Elder Abuse Services Available

9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Physical Address

28 Young Street, New Plymouth, 4310

 

Contact Phone Number

06 769 9196

Elder Abuse 0800 Number

0800 EA NOT OK (0800 32 668 65)

 

Website

http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/

Barnardos NZ

Services

  • Leap Programme: Social work with children and families
  • Family Start Programme: Social work focussing on children under 2 years
  • Strengthening Families programme
  • Intensive Wrap Around Service
  • Incredible Years Programme
  • Family Breakdown Assessments for WINZ

 

Opening Hours

8.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Office Contact

Pania Sharrock, Senior Administrator

 

New Plymouth Physical Address

186A Tukapa Street, New Plymouth, 4310

Postal Address

PO Box 4220, New Plymouth 4340

 

Hawera Physical Address

23 Regent Street, Hawera

 

Contact Phone Number

06 753 3484 (New Plymouth and Hawera)

 

Email

taranaki.amu@barnardos.org.nz

 

Website

www.barnardos.org.nz

Department of Corrections

Services

The Department of Corrections works with offenders in the community and in prison, working to make New Zealand a better, safer place by:

  • Protecting the public from those who can cause harm
  • Reducing re-offending

Each week Department of Corrections manage around 10,000 people in prisons and 30,000 offenders in our communities. Our 8,000 staff are committed to supporting offenders to help them address their offending and gain skills that will help them lead a crime-free life.

Corrections protects the public of New Zealand from those who can harm them, by:

  • Making sure prisoners, parolees and other offenders in the community comply with the sentences and orders imposed by the Courts and Parole Board.
  • Providing offenders with rehabilitation programmes, education and job training that will turn their lives around and break the cycle of re-offending.

Department of Corrections collaborate with a number of organisations nationally and locally to make a positive difference in the lives of the people they manage.

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

8.30am – 4.00pm Saturday

Late night Tuesday – 6.30pm

 

Contact Person

Administration Officer – New Plymouth

Roenna Davidson – Service Manager Hawera

 

Physical Address

192 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

91 Glover Street, Hawera

 

Postal Address

PO Box 395, New Plymouth

PO Box 478, Hawera

 

Contact Phone Number

06 759 0600 Option 2, New Plymouth

06 278 0650 or 021 768 032, Hawera

 

Email

PACnewplymouthsc@corrections.govt.nz

Roenna.davidson@corrections.govt.nz

 

Website

www.corrections.govt.nz

Family Court

Family Court Coordinator Services

The Family Court Coordinator undertakes Judge directed referrals on active files such as appointing Lawyer for Child, Supervised Contact, Communication Counselling, Psychologist/Specialist reports and Oranga Tamariki reports.

The Family Court Coordinator also:

Liaises with stakeholders and providers including processing applications, complaints and reviews, and
is a Committee member of the local Family Courts Association which co-ordinates information events for Family Court groups.

Dedicated Counter Staff and Family Court Team can provide information about family issues and other help related to the following issues:

  • Separation and divorce (dissolution)
  • Care of children
  • Domestic violence
  • About Family Court
  • Relationship property
  • Change sex on your birth certificate
  • Powers to make decisions for others (PPPR)
  • Court ordered treatment
  • Information for lawyer and service providers

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

New Plymouth District Court Physical Address

Corner Robe & Powderham Streets, New Plymouth 4310

 

National Family Court Phone Number

0800 2 AGREE (0800 224 733)

National Call Centre Phone Number

0800 COURTS (0800 268 787)

 

Email

Programmes:  DVProgrammes@justice.govt.nz or call 09 351 2820

For Active Family Court files contact the assigned case officer or email  FFC.NewPlymouth@justice .govt.nz

 

Website

www.justice.govt.nz/family has valuable information regarding the topics above and more

Linking Kin Ltd

Services

Children’s Supervised Contact Service.  Member of ANZASCS.  Approved provider MOJ and MSD.  Open 7 days per week.

 

Opening Hours

8.00 – 5.00pm Monday to Sunday

 

Contact Person

Ingrid Benten, Director

 

Postal Address

PO Box 8302, New Plymouth 4342

 

Phone Number

06 562 0248 or

022 353 1502

 

Email

linking.kin@gmail.com

Ministry of Justice

Services

Court Services for Victims is a free, confidential and specialist service provided by Victim Advisers, to help you take part in the court process.  It is available from the defendants first day in court, until sentencing and through any appeal.  We can:

  • Assist victims in participating in the criminal justice system.
  • Advise you of your rights under the Victim’s Rights Act 2002.
  • Provide information to victims about the Court case they are involved with.
  • Facilitate the safety and protection of victims in Court.
  • Assist Courts in dealing with victims.
  • Help victims to let the Court know their views on the case in which they are a victim.
  • Provide specialist sexual violence advisors.

The service strongly focuses on providing victims with accurate and timely information to assist victims during the Court process.  Victim Advisers also take victims around the Court for familiarisation visits and arrange safe arrival and departure from the Court.  It is also the responsibility of the Victim Adviser to help victims to identify who else they should link with and facilitate relationships between the victim and those people/agencies.

All victims of crime who are involved in a case before the Courts are offered the services of a Victim Adviser that is free and confidential.  Victim Advisers can improve a victim’s experience of the criminal justice system by providing support and advice to victims at Court and ensure that victims are offered all the relevant information, advice and support under the Victims’ Rights Act 2002.

 

Opening Hours

9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Person

Michele Coe / Nyla Carroll (District Court Victim Advisors)

 

Physical Address

Corner Powderham and Robe Streets

Postal Address

PO Box 446, New Plymouth

 

Contact Phone Number

06 968 699 / 06 759 5670

Victims Information Phone Number

0800 650 654 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)

 

Victim’s Information Website

www.victimsinfo.govt.nz

 

Email

michele.coe@justice.govt.nz or nyla.carroll@justice.govt.nz

 

Website

www.justice.govt.nz

Ministry of Social Development

Services

If you are living in or leaving a violent relationship you can talk to Work and Income about how they can help you. This could include:

  • Financial help to get back on your feet – including benefit payments, help with accommodation costs, special needs grants and other types of financial support.
  • Assistance with housing options in your area and, if appropriate, an assessment for social housing.
  • Referrals to other support services and agencies.
  • Work and Income will support you to build a better future for you and your family by helping you prepare or look for suitable work. They take into account your particular circumstances and what’s appropriate for you.

Work and Income case managers have been trained to identify and respond appropriately to people who are living in or leaving violent family situations.  Talk to them about your situation.  The more they understand what is happening for you, the better they can help you.  The staff want to help you make a better future for yourself and your family.

They also work closely with other government and community agencies so they can refer clients for the help and support that they need.  It also means those agencies know how Work and Income can help people they’re working with.

Work and Income is part of the Ministry of Social Development which also leads the ‘It’s not OK’ campaign against family violence.  They conduct assessments for people wanting social housing, fund many community agencies, assist clients to obtain sustainable work and are committed to helping New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.

 

Opening Hours

9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, except Wednesdays 9.30am – 5.00pm

 

Contact Person

Lee Haskell, Family Violence Response Coordinator

 

Physical Address

Dawson House, 37 Dawson Street, New Plymouth

Postal Address

Private Bag 2005, New Plymouth

 

Contact Phone Number

06 958 6699 or

029 237 9053

 

Email

lee.haskell001@msd.govt.nz

 

Website

www.workandincome.govt.nz/

Additional Information Websites

www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/ and www.family.services.govt.nz

New Zealand Police

Operating Hours

Emergency: 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week 111 Response

Family Violence Coordinator Hours

8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

South Taranaki Contact

Paula Drewery, Family Harm and Family Violence Coordinator

Physical Address

Stratford Police Station, 43 Miranda Street, Stratford

Phone Number

(06) 765 8860

 

North Taranaki Contact

Dave Beattie, Family Harm Prevention Manager, Taranaki Area

Phone Number

(06) 759 5500

 

Website

www.police.govt.nz

Nga Ruahine Iwi Health Services

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Person

Warren Nicholls

 

Physical Address

16 Tauranga-A-Ika Street, Manaia, 4612

Postal Address

PO Box 42, Manaia 4641

 

Contact Phone Number

06 274 8047

 

Email

ngaruahinehealth@xtra.co.nz

Ngati Ruanui Iwi Social Services

Services

  • Social work support
  • Advocacy and assistance with WINZ, Police, Courts, Corrections, Oranga Tamariki, Housing NZ
  • Supervised visits for the Tamariki and their whanau
  • Monitoring Family & Domestic violence issues, Care and Protection, Budgeting, Suicide prevention
  • Whanau Day programs; organized four times a year

All services are confidential, FREE and in South Taranaki.

 

Opening hours

8.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Person

Community Team Manager

 

Physical Address

41 Hunter Street, Hawera (next to the Hawera hospital)

Postal Address

P.O. Box 594, Hawera

 

Contact Phone Number

06 278 1310

 

Email

Referrals to: community.intake@ngatiruanui.org

Open Home Foundation of NZ

Services

The Open Home Foundation of NZ provides social work support for families with children between 0 and 17 years, who come under stress for all sorts of reasons. It may be on account of relationship breakdown, parenting or behavioural problems, poverty, alcohol and drug addiction, or abuse and mental illness.

 

Brochures

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Person

Laura Brits / Sue Wilson

 

Physical Address

212 Coronation Avenue, New Plymouth

Postal Address

PO Box 208, New Plymouth 4340

 

Contact Phone Number

06 758 9971

 

Email Address

taranaki@ohf.org.nz

 

Website

www.ohf.org.nz

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Services

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children is dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future.

Their belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

Oranga Tamariki are moving from a system focused on crisis response to one focused on prevention and early intervention, with fewer children moving through the system and into care.  They focus on the underlying factors that make families and children more vulnerable, and aim to strengthen families and whānau to provide children with the best possible chance to experience a loving and stable home.

Their aim is to keep children safe in their own homes and develop interventions that work intensively with families and whānau to enable this to happen.

When it’s not possible for children to remain safely at home, Oranga Tamariki endeavour to find stable homes and loving care for children and young people, firstly within their own families and whānau, but if that’s not possible, with a care giving family that best matches their needs.

They’re also helping children and young people who have offended accept responsibility for their actions and support them so they don’t re-offend, also helping children who are likely to offend, so they don’t go down this path.

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, except on Wednesdays 9.30am – 5.00pm

After Hours

From 5.00pm – 8.00 am Monday to Friday, weekends and public holidays, social workers will only assess emergency situations. If you’re unsure and it’s an emergency they encourage you to call.

 

New Plymouth Physical Address

Level 1, Dawson House, 160 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, 4310

New Plymouth Postal Address

PO Box 4043, New Plymouth 4340

 

Hawera Physical Address

242 High Street, corner Argyle and High Streets, Hawera

Hawera Postal Address

PO Box 59, Hawera

 

Contact Phone Number

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or are worried about a child or young person, you can call our 24/7 Freephone number anytime 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459) or

Phone POLICE ON 111 If you believe a child is in immediate danger

 

Email

contact@ot.govt.nz

 

Website

www.orangatamariki.govt.nz

Rise Stopping Violence Services

Opening Hours

9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

 

Contact Person

Shaina Petersen (Manager)

 

Hawera Physical Address

56 Disraeli Street, Hawera

Whanganui Physical Address

284 St Hill Street, Whanganui

Hawera and Whanganui Postal Address

PO Box 4303, Whanganui

 

Contact Phone Number

06 347 7992

 

Email

admin@rise.org.nz

 

Website

www.rise.org.nz

 

Note: all referrals to Rise Stopping Violence Services in Hawera are from the Ministry of Justice or Department of Corrections only.

South Taranaki Whānau Centre

Services

  • Advocate Support
  • Support and information
  • We can refer you to other community agencies if need be
  • Rooms for hire

 

Courses we provide

  • Free Surviving Parenting
  • Free Women’s Self-Esteem
  • Free Teen Self-Esteem
  • Free Positive Relationships
  • Nutritional Cooking on a budget ($30 per course)
  • Free Raising Complex Kids (ADHD)

 

Support groups for

  • ADHD Parents
  • Post-Natal Distress

 

Opening Hours

9.00am – 3.00pm Mondays

9.00am – 4.30pm Tuesday to Thursday

 

Contact Person

Nicky Baker, Coordinator

 

Physical and Postal Address

56 Disraeli Street, Hawera

 

Contact Phone Number

06 278 3260 or

027 239 9831

 

Email

stwc@xtra.co.nz

 

Website

www.stwchawera.webs.com

 

Facebook

www.facebook.com/stwchawera

Strengthening Families

Services

Strengthening families support family/whanau to strive.  All people and agencies who could help your family/whanau are brought together, and Strengthening Families discuss your family’s needs and agree how we can support you.

Any family/whanau with a child, children or young person(s) who need help from one or more support service or government agency can utilize Strengthening Families services.

 

Contact Person

Ruth Dudley, Coordinator

 

Physical Address

Barnardos NZ, 186A Tukapa Street, New Plymouth 4310

 

Contact Phone Number

06 968 8532 or

027 279 5831

 

Website

www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz/

Taranaki Women’s Refuge

Services

  • Women’s Refuge support women and their children who have or are experiencing domestic violence.
  • When a women’s safety is at risk Women’s Refuge provide crisis intervention and/or short-term accommodation in their Safehouse.
  • Registered Social Workers develop safety plans, support women to appointments such as lawyers, Work and Income and refer them to counselling when appropriate.
  • Supporting women through change processes to enable healthy relationships into the future is another area of our expertise.
  • ASPIRE Men’s Project (AMP) AMP is aimed at helping men who are involved in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).  IPV includes physical and verbal abusive behaviour.  This one-on-one programme supports men to change this behaviour and be able to improve their communication skills to support safer and happier relationships.  This free service is provided by a qualified male social worker.

 

Opening Hours

9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday (office)

 

Office Phone Number

06 769 5553

Crisis Line

0800 827 973 or 06 769 5533 available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week

 

Physical Address

Level 2, Kings Building, 36 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, 4310

Postal Address

PO Box 5, New Plymouth, 4340

 

Email

admin@taranakiwomensrefuge.co.nz

 

Website

www.taranakiwomensrefuge.co.nz

 

Facebook

www.facebook.com/taranakiwomensrefuge/?ref=hl

Taranaki Restorative Justice Trust

Services

Taranaki Restorative Justice Trust receive referrals from the Court after an offender has plead guilty to a charge for which there is an identifiable victim. The Facilitator meets with both victim and offender separately to assess if the case is suitable for restorative justice. Both Victim and Offender are offered an opportunity to meet and talk face to face about the harm caused, ways to put right harm and positive ways to move forward into the future.

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Wednesday

8.30am – 3.00pm Thursday and Friday

 

Contact Person

Delwyn Bennett

 

Physical Address

Level 2 Atkinson Building, 39 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Postal Address

P O BOX 475, New Plymouth 4340

 

Contact Phone Number

06 769 005 or

027 558 3344

 

Email: trjt@trjt.org.nz

Taranaki Community Law

Services

Taranaki Community Law provides a legal service which is free, confidential and Taranaki wide.

Free to those people who meet the following criteria.  Criteria: those people who can’t afford a Lawyer and are not eligible for legal aid:

  • Legal Advice
  • Legal Assistance
  • Legal Representation

Free to all:

  • Legal Information
  • Law Related Education

(No criteria applies to those aged 17 years and under or those people who need assistance with Maori land issues).

 

New Plymouth Office

Opening Hours

8.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday

8.30am – 12.00pm Fridays

Closed daily between 12.00pm-1.00pm

Physical Address

Level 1, Vero House, 10-12 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Postal Address

PO Box 8313, New Plymouth

 

Hawera Service

Opening Hours

9.30am – 3.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays

Physical and Postal Address

South Taranaki Whanau Centre, 56 Disraeli Street, Hawera

 

Waitara Service

Opening Hours

9.30am – 11.30am 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Physical Address

Waitara Public Library, Queen Street Waitara

 

Stratford Service

Opening Hours

9.00am – 11.30am 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Physical Address

Community House, Juliet Street, Stratford

 

Contact Phone Number

For all appointments: 06 759 1492 or 0800 529 878

Email

tcls@xtra.co.nz

Website

www.communitylaw.org.nz

Taranaki District Health Board

Services

Taranaki DHB serves a population of 104,280 people, or 2.8% of New Zealand’s population.
Provides and funds health and disability services in the region.

The Board governs all Taranaki public hospitals, community services, including district nursing, health education and public health, such as health promotion and protection.

TDHB will soon be responsible for many private services, such as GPs, private rest homes and other health service providers, who have previously contracted with a Government agency.

 

In an emergency dial 111

Opening Hours: All hours

 

Taranaki Base Hospital Phone

06 753 6139 All hours

 

Contact Persons

Marianne Pike, Family Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator

Vivien Jones, Child Protection Coordinator

 

Physical Address

David Street, Westown, New Plymouth

Postal Address

TDHB, Private Bag 2016, New Plymouth, 4342

 

Contact Phone Number

06 753 139, ext 8973

 

Email

familyviolencecoordinator@tdhb.org.nz

childprotectioncoordinator@tdhb.org.nz

customer.services@tdhb.org.nz

 

Website

www.tdhb.org.nz

Taranaki Family Works

Services

  • Free social work or counselling for ‘at risk’ children and youth under the age of 17 in New Plymouth, Waitara, Stratford, Hawera.
  • Parenting group programmes – Growing Together (parents of pre-school and primary school children), Negotiating the Minefield (parents of teenagers).
  • Parenting through Separation – in New Plymouth, Stratford and Hawera (in collaboration with Taranaki Community Law).
  • Incredible Years parenting programs – funded by Ministry of Education.
  • Counselling and therapy – depression, anxiety, anger, grief, alcohol and drug.  We help clients to obtain funding through WINZ.
  • Employee Assistance Program –provides counselling when personal or work issues are impacting on the employee – through Vitae, Instep, EAP Works, EAP Services and Benestar.
  • Couple and family counselling.
  • Taranaki Primary connections – counselling for young people over the age of 17 and adults – funded by PHO.
  • Strengthening safety services for men and women in New Plymouth, Waitara Stratford and Hawera.
  • Family Dispute Resolution Services – helps families reach an agreement on parenting arrangements after a separation or divorce. Phone 0800 337 100 or www.familydisputeservices.co.nz.
  • Free Safety services for children in New Plymouth, Hawera and Stratford (MOJ).
  • Non-violence programs for men and women in New Plymouth (through both Ministry of Justice and Corrections).
  • Supervised Contact Service in New Plymouth – helps parents and children rebuild positive and safe relationships after long periods of separation or trauma.
  • Out of Gate – service for woman who have been released from prison.
  • Supervision – clinicians provide supervision and work with other professionals to reflect on their experiences.

Family Works Brochure

 

Opening Hours

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Person

Megan Jackson

 

New Plymouth Contact

Physical and Postal Address

51 Buller street, New Plymouth

Contact Phone Number

06 758 5037

 

Waitara Contact

Physical and Postal Address

Knox Church, 17 Grey Street, Waitara

Contact Phone Number

06 758 5037

 

Stratford Contact

Stratford Physical and Postal Address

52 Juliet Street, Stratford

Contact Phone Number

06 765 0531

 

Hawera Contact Phone Number

06 278 6385

 

Email:

familyworks-taranaki@psc.org.nz

 

Website

www.psc.org.nz

Taranaki Plunket

Services

Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5, working together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina – caring for families.

Plunket’s goals are to ensure children/tamariki under 5 are thriving; parents are confident in their parenting journey and families/whānau are connected, not only to each other, but to their wider community.

 

Level 1 Clinics Opening Hours

8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Level 2 Area Office Opening Hours

9.00am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Persons

Sharlene Sampson, Clinical Leader

Rose Haskell, Community Services Coordinator

 

Physical Address

214 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Postal Address

PO Box 8051, New Plymouth 4342

 

Contact Phone Number

Area Office 06 769 5453 ext. 1

Sharlene Mobile 027 497 7673

Rose Mobile 027 275 8563

 

Email

Taranaki.admin@plunket.org.nz

 

Website

www.plunket.org.nz

 

Facebook

www.facebook.com/taranakiplunket

Te Ara Pae Trust

Services

Te Ara Pae Trust is all about family and whānau wellness where individuals are empowered, families are supported and ultimately communities are strengthened.  Their intent is a response to the growing need for social work and counselling services in our modern lives.  But it is also a response to the work needed to support whānau experiencing family violence in all its forms or having to deal with the impacts and effects of that violence.  Te Ara Pae Trust offer Family Violence Support, Counselling Services, Understanding Anger Programmes, Sexual Violence/Crisis Support, and Safe House Services.

 

Opening Hours

9.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Thursday

Closed Public Holidays

 

Contact Person

Reception

 

Physical and Postal Address

276 High Street, Hawera 4610

 

Contact Phone Number

06 278 6399

 

Email

makingithappen@tearapae.org.nz

 

Facebook

www.facebook.com/tearapae/

Tutaki

Tūtaki Youth Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation, providing a facility with cultural, education, physical, health and leadership opportunities for young people.  This multi-purpose youth facility includes office space for rent, board and meeting rooms, IT suite, health room, large commercial-style kitchen, recreation area, and the Lions Den gym.

 

Services

Youth Work

Youth work is integral to Tūtaki Youth Inc.’s service delivery.  Young people aged 12-24 years have access to a youth worker who provides support and assistance through identifying career pathways, education support, mental and physical health, life skills, advocacy and family assistance.

 

Social Work

Their social worker provides social work services to young people and family/whānau who seek help to improve their wellbeing.  This includes health, mental health support, education, employment, alcohol and drug, referrals to external agencies, needs assessments leading to care management plans, parenting, self-esteem and anger management, advocacy and re-integration into the community.

 

Anti-Bullying

An Anti-Bullying programme at primary school level which aims to reduce the effects of bullying and create positive social change to improve behaviours in our young people and future leaders.

 

Domestic Violence Response

Their Prevention Initiatives Coordinator responds to every domestic violence incident that is attended by Stratford Police to provide advice, information about services available to them and/or ongoing support.  This could include protection orders, parenting orders, relocation assistance and individual care management plans.  As well as Police attended incidents, support is also provided to those who seek it in unreported domestic violence situations.

 

Police Projects

Tūtaki Youth Inc. works in partnership with Police Youth Development to run projects that prevent and reduce youth offending.  One of these projects was the Lions Den which has since modified into the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre where a range of memberships and classes are offered to the community.

More information about memberships and classes are available at Tūtaki Youth Inc. or through www.lionsdengym.co.nz.  Every dollar generated from the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre is put back into the organisation to continue providing services for the community.
Programmes

Tūtaki Youth Inc. provide programmes, both in individual and group settings.  Programmes are developed based on need identified through trends and issues highlighted through client work and community feedback.  Current programmes include:

 

Self-Esteem

A programme that gives participants tools to improve their self-esteem by learning about themselves; their strengths and likes, foundations for healthy self-esteem, building happiness, and communication.

 

Taming Anger

A programme that helps participants to recognise their anger and its causes, how it affects others and strategies to deal with anger.
Healthy Relationships.

A programme that gives participants the tools to recognise what a healthy relationship looks like in a family, friendship and school environment.
DV (Domestic Violence).

A programme designed to give participants the tools to assist in understanding what domestic violence is, how to live a DV free life, putting supports in place and developing safety plans.

 

Referral Process

All referrals made to Tūtaki Youth Inc. follow the same process. Referrals are received at weekly multi-disciplinary Case Management meetings. An initial assessment is undertaken to ensure that the client meets our criteria and that we are the best agency to meet the needs of the client. The case is reviewed and a decision is made whether to accept or decline. A letter is then sent to the referrer with the decision from the Case Management meeting.

 

Opening Hours

1.30pm – 5.00pm Mondays

10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday to Friday

Closed daily between 12.30pm – 1.30pm

 

Physical Address

88 Juliet Street, Stratford

Postal Address

PO Box 26, Stratford 4352

 

Contact Phone Number

06 928 4517

 

Email

office@tutaki.org.nz

 

 

Referrals for children and young people can be received using the attached Tūtaki Referral Form.  Referrals for family/whānau can be received using the attached Tūtaki Whānau Referral Form and can be addressed to: Tutaki, PO Box 26, Stratford 4352.

Victim Support

Services

  • Victim Support offer 24/7 support for people affected by crime or trauma.
  • Emotional first aid and practical support at the time of crisis.
  • Financial grants to reimburse costs after some serious crimes, especially homicide, death by a criminal act, and sexual violence.
  • Referral to counselling and other services, and payment of counselling costs in some cases.
  • Help dealing with the criminal justice system e.g. attending court, restorative justice, parole board; preparing victim impact statements and help organising travel and accommodation if required.
  • Help dealing with grief, loss, trauma and shock.
  • Follow up on wellbeing/safety after crisis and further emotional and practical support if required
  • Specialist support following a homicide.
  • Advocacy with other organisations.

 

Operating hours

24 hours, 7 days a week on 0800 842 846

 

Address

C/- New Plymouth Police Station, PO Box 344, New Plymouth

 

Contact Phone Numbers

06 759 5519 (local office) or

0800 842 846

 

Website

http://www.victimsupport.org.nz/

Wellstop

Wellstop provide assessment and a range of treatment services to adults and young people who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviour or who have experienced historical or recent sexual harm. Working with the families of the person affected by sexual harm to support change is an extremely important part of the service. They work with a range of people including those with learning/intellectual disability. The service aims to assist people, so that they are able to go on and live a healthy life in the community.

Services

  • ACC Sensitive Claims counselling.
  • Post Crisis counselling.
  • Sexual Harm Crisis Support Service for those who have been sexually harmed and need immediate support.
  • Assessment and therapy for children with sexualised behaviour.
  • Assessment and treatment for adolescents who have sexually harmed.
  • Assessment and treatment for adults who have sexually harmed.
  • Education and specialist information for schools, tertiary institutions, workplaces and community groups.

 

Opening Hours

8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

 

Contact Persons

Tina Gulliver, Manager

Lisa Prestidge, Senior Administrator

 

Physical and Postal Address

361 Devon St East, New Plymouth

 

Contact Number

06 7584178

 

Email

t.gulliver@wellstop.org.nz

l.prestidge@wellstop.org.nz

 

Website

www.wellstop.org.nz