Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi is a Christchurch-based, comprehensive, integrated residential treatment programme for boys aged 12–16 with at-risk behaviour. The young people we work with are all referred to the service by Oranga Tamariki.
We provide their day-to-day care, education and therapeutic assistance on-site to help them
During the programme, we also provide a wide range of experiences designed to extend and challenge our young people. We
Our aim always is to help them 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 they can 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.
All referrals to this service are made through Oranga Tamariki.