Te Aka Ora Charitable Trust

Kia ora ano e hoa ma. On this page you can read about all the things that it is that we as staff do at Te Aka Ora.  Read about the services we provide and the purposes of those services. 

Browse this page to find out a little bit more about the services we offer to the community, or contact us directly if you have any questions.


                

Te Whare Whai Hua

Early Learning Centre

Provides an early childhood service for children aged 0-5 years based at Lytton High School.

Social and Youth Services

Social Worker In Schools (SWIS)

Works in partnership with young people, their families and the schools. Provides early intervention strategies and programmes reducing barriers to learning.

Schools: Muriwai, Manutuke, Te Karaka Area,                     Whatatutu 
Contact: Moana Dewes (06) 868 7722

Schools: Te Wharau, Elgin
Contact: Margie Marsh (06) 868 7722

Teen Parent Intensive Case Manager

Provides support and advocacy to improve health, education, and welfare for teenage parents, their children, and includes support for their whanau, hapu and iwi.

Contact: Venice Thompson (06) 868 7722


Te Aka Ora House

A home and Teen Parenting programme in Gisborne for teen mums and their children. It is a safe, nurturing and friendly place to stay where you will be given support and information to assist you to become the best parent you can possibly be.

Contact: Kathyanne Pedersen (06) 867 8271


Teen Father Programmes

Contact: James Aramoana 021 203 0347

Te Whare Whai Hua Social Worker

Whanau support for the students of the Teen Parent Unit. Provides intensive social work support and problem solving education for whanau members. Provides family violence education, intervention programmes and services to reduce the incidence of family violence.

Contact: Lois Smiler (06) 868 0255
                                  (06) 868 7722
 

Turanganui - A - Kiwa Activity Centre

Rangatahi/Whanau Support Social Worker

Support for the students and their whanau. Service includes intensive social work support and family violence education, intervention programmes and services to reduce the incidence of family violence.

Contact: Kiriana Coleman (06) 867 9767

Other Services Provided

Youth Development Programme
Strengthening Families
Mentoring
Smoking Cessation