We are dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.
Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.
Trails of Taonga
Gen remembers how Henare was so traumatised he couldn’t speak. But not anymore. Now he never stops.
Looking back, it was everyday things that enabled this brother and sister to understand the simple pleasure of ‘normal’ for the first time.
Stable, positive experiences went a long way to helping them grow into the happy, confident young people they are today.
If you're a young person or child in care, and would like to connect with others who have had similar experiences, you should check us out at VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai. A big part of what we do is organise fun and engaging events for people with care experience. We’re an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from the Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to support you and be 100% on your side.