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Specialist Group Homes

Our specialist group homes provide a safe and stable home for boys aged 12–17 with at-risk behaviour, where they can develop their strengths and realise their potential.

The service

Our specialist group homes provide a safe and stable home for boys aged 12–17 with at-risk behaviour, where they can develop their strengths and realise their potential. We provide their day-to-day care while they attend offsite education or training and therapeutic treatment. The young people we work with are all referred to the service by Oranga Tamariki.

We help them

  • understand the reasons for their behaviour 
  • make the changes they need to be safe
  • develop their education and life skills so they have the best chance of being successful adults.

During the programme, we provide a wide range of experiences designed to extend and challenge our young people. We:

  • help them discover their strengths and capabilities
  • support them to develop new skills and abilities
  • teach them about their own and others’ cultures
  • encourage them to find new interests including sports, music and other hobbies.

Our aim is always to help our rangatahi return to their community in a safe and positive way. We involve their family and other support agencies throughout their time with us to ensure that each young person is able to return to a safe, stable and supportive environment.

Our team comes from a range of professions. It includes managers, social workers and residential youth workers who work with families and whanau and a wide variety of community providers.

Availability

We have specialist group homes across the country.

 
Referrals

All referrals to this service are made through Oranga Tamariki.