Being in Care

Getting ready for independence

Oranga Tamariki has extended support to young people leaving care and youth justice as they transition to adulthood through our new Transition Support Service.

Finding help

Young people will be able to contact their transition worker, their local site or call the Transition Support Team and receive advice and assistance based on their needs.

We have a specialist team who can help with thing like:

  • finding accommodation
  • enrolling in a training course
  • finding a job
  • getting legal advice
  • getting counselling.

We may also be able to provide financial assistance to help young people cover costs when things get tough.

Call the Transition Support Team on 0800 55 89 89.