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Restoring futures
for vulnerable
whanau

We’re passionate about restoring families in Aotearoa desperately in need of a better future – families overwhelmed by poverty, violence, sexual abuse, drugs and crime.

Through our Family Restoration courses, whānau coaching, one-on-one and group mentoring, advocacy and other initiatives – the lives of hundreds of vulnerable families have been dramatically changed.

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Stories of hope

Since 2010, Te Whakaora Tangata has been helping some of the highest-risk and most vulnerable whānau find freedom from the intergenerational cycles of dysfunction caused by violence, abuse, and addiction.

Hearing the remarkable stories of hope and transformed lives from those we’ve journeyed with – like Rob’s story featured here – is what inspires us to continue supporting those whānau in desperate need of change.

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How we help

Our Process


Our Programmes

FAMILY RESTORATION PROGRAMME

Our flagship programme, designed to restore some of Aotearoa’s highest-risk and most vulnerable whānau to live well and give children involved every opportunity to reach their full potential

  1. Restore – Family Restoration Course
  2. Resource – Tools for Living
  3. Reconnect – Earning & Learning

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Our three phase programme created to equip emerging leaders from the Family Restoration Programme with the skills and training needed to mentor other whānau in the community.

  1. Phase 1 – Leadership & Character Development
  2. Phase 2 – Hands-on mentoring, counselling and public speaking training
  3. Phase 3 – Application of leadership & mentoring training through community projects.

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MOBILE DELIVERY

Delivery of our programmes in a mobile format to isolated communities around New Zealand

Full-day workshops adapted to isolated community settings are created in order to deliver our Family Restoration Courses to these marginalised communities. The pilot for this programme was our one-day ‘Free Woman – Emotional Healing’ Conference up in the Far North.

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Our Impact

A Social Return On Invest results in:

  • Reduced offending
  • Reduced family violence
  • Reduced addiction
  • Reduced child placement
  • Reduced emergency benefit
  • increased employment
  • improved mental health in parents & children

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* Independently Analysed by Impact Lab

SROI

850%*

Every $1invested in Te Whakaroa Tangata results in $8.50 returned.

Who can come to our programmes

You qualify for our support if you feel there is no way out of your situation, and you’re concerned for the safety of yourself or others. Oranga Tamariki may have removed your children, you may have a court case pending, or you’re at the lowest point in your life.

*please note that you must be able to attend our courses in person either in South Auckland or in the Far North (Kaitaia).

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Testimonials

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Everything has changed

Everything has changed, the way we function as a family has improved by 100%. We couldn’t have asked for more, we can’t thank you enough for the help you have given us. –Dad

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Our whānau is way more happier

Our whānau is way more happier, we are working as a team, before I started this course I was all over the place now I’m more secure in myself and my family so thank yous all so much for your help. –Mum