What we do . Youth initiatives

Youth initiatives

We work with teenagers to build positive futures from a Strength Based perspective

Wesley provides a range of youth initiatives

Te Waka Kotahi  foster care

Matches young people with foster parent(s) to live in their home. The young people are supported by the full time foster parents as well as a team of youth workers and social workers, along with a range of supportive organisations and individuals. Wesley Foster Care FAQ August 2013

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.

Te Whare Whakapakari (House of Strength, Nurture and Self Esteem)

A home tucked away in Tawa, providing a family environment and residential support for young people for whom living at home is no longer an option. For further information.

Youth mentoring

Our youth mentor, Findlay Siana facilitates a number of initiatives in  the Waitangirua and Ascot Park areas of Porirua. His focus is on  ‘Active Youth citizenship’ and creating opportunities for local youth to take part in positive decision making forums, being involved as volunteers in local events and simply giving back to our 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.

Social work

Our social worker provides a service across three primary schools based in Otaki. The SWIS (Social Worker in Schools) role promotes children’s well-being and safety, it is child focused, family\whanau centred and community orientated. The role is focused on early intervention and prevention.

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Wesley’s WATCH initiative operates out of Porirua District Court to provide intensive support to prevent young offenders going to prison. Previously under threat of closure due to funding cuts,  a recent reprieve from funders and the introduction of new client led monitoring systems, has revitalised WATCH and achieved some great results.

 

What Wesley Does

February 20th, 2014 by

A new staff resource highlights the work of Wesley in the Wellington community.

Funding information

See individual initiatives to see how they are funded

Contact Wesley

Phone: (04) 385 3727
Fax: (04) 382 8054

Epworth House,
75 Taranaki St,
Te Aro
Wellington, 6141
Epworth House is located at the rear of 75 Taranaki St.- or access from end of Holland St., entrance

PO Box 9932
Te Aro
Wellington, 6141

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