Youth mentoring & leadership development
The Youth Mentor works with young people aged from 12-24 years of age who live between Cannons Creek and Ascot Park. The focus of the youth mentor is to create opportunities for youth to:
- participate in voluntary roles to experience and learn about giving back to their community,
- engage in opportunities that promote positive decision making and demonstrate good leadership within your school, sports and your community,
- meet one to one for support, guidance and\or someone to talk to,
- join the Bakers Club. Run after school on a Tuesday to teach basic baking skills and get to know others in your community.
Teen parenting support
Our Teen Parent Support Worker will work alongside teen parents and be guided by your voice. You decide what you want to achieve. The Teen Parent Support Worker can
- provide advocacy for you and your partner,
- identify your skills and strengths,
- help you to establish your goals and plan for your family,
- provide parenting\cooking workshops (dependent on numbers of teen parents), and
- work with you one-on-one to ensure you have a good start as you begin your parenting journey.
If you feel your circumstances overwhelm you. If those circumstances place you at risk of not achieving positive and healthy outcomes for the children or young people in your family. Our Community Family Worker can provide support to you and/or your family. It’s about clear plans with clear steps to reaching your family’s goals. We will also run programmes that grow out of need.
WATCH (Wesley Action Tauira Court Health)
WATCH supports young people aged from 17 to 25 years who have come to the attention of the courts because of alcohol and drug issues. WATCH can
- provide help that supports you to address your alcohol and\or drug issue,
- support you at court appearances,
- help with training, employment, accommodation, whanau and other issues,
- re-direct your path away from the courts and give you a listening ear when you need it!
WATCH is a partnership with Capital & Coast DHB, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Development. For further information.
Our Social Worker In Schools (SWIS) worker provides a service across three primary schools in Otaki. The SWIS role promotes children’s wellbeing and safety, is child focused, Family\whanau centered and community oriented. It’s early intervention and prevention focused. Wesley Waitangirua is also part of the Children’s Team in Horowhenua with our SWIS having an active role as a lead professional.