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Whānau/Family Support

A non-judgmental service providing families & individuals with support and information.

We support you in parenting, family violence, crisis intervention advocacy, self-confidence, and other ways to develop your strengths. We can also help you in dealing with Government Agencies and can see you at our premises or visit you in your own home.

Whānau/Family Support - Our Aim

To strive towards a positive outcome that works for you

How will we get there?

First off, we get to know each other and decide how we may be able to help. Then we will work alongside you while you build up your skills and self-confidence. 

Our Whānau/Family Support team

Our Family Support Advisors are part of a team, with counsellors, budgeters and caring volunteers. 

Are you...

  • new to the Te Awamutu/Kihikihi area or you know someone who is?
  • frustrated with having to deal with lots of government agencies?
  • worried about your own behaviour?
  • not too sure where to go next?
  • lonely?   bored?   depressed?

Do you...

  • Have a parenting question?
  • Know someone who needs assistance or support?
  • Have family members who are giving you grief?
  • Have a family concern or worry?
  • Want someone to Just Listen?

Drop in to see us Kainga Aroha, or call us

We also take referrals from other community agencies, schools and whānau.

The Family Support team are professionals interested in assisting family/whanau to achieve their goals in several areas, including the Strengthening Families process. Our whanau oriented team are approachable and well known in dual roles throughout the local community with involvement in various cultural, educational, employment, sporting groups and organisations. 

Whānau/Family Support Donna Stanley

Donna Stanley

We treat everyone of all cultures with respect and confidentiality, whether you have lived here for generations, or are a new arrival — and we know  how to ’keep it zipped’ about other people’s business!  

We bring a ‘social conscience’ that will make a positive contribution to Te Awamutu. We cannot always help fix the problem, but we will endeavour to connect you with someone who can assist and support you. 

The team also offer

Budgeting   |   Counselling   |   Family Violence Advocacy & Information   |   Information for Parenting Courses   |   Holiday Camps   |    A venue for Supervised Contact    |    Family Group Conferences    |    Community group meetings

Contact us for more info

Confidentiality & Feedback

We protect your confidentiality. Please view our Confidentiality Policy and Feedback process

One of the team will always be happy to assist you. If we cannot find the answer, we will do our best to refer you on to the right people.

Kainga Aroha provides easy access to information, help, understanding and support.

Give us a call or email us

Our reception is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday