Helping rangatahi build a flourishing life

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services featured an article in their recent newsletter about our work with youth housing:

"A rough start need not dictate the course of a lifetime. The right support provided at the right time can set shaky feet onto a firm path towards a flourishing life"

It’s been nine months since our Social Services team secured an Oranga Tamariki contract to support the transition of 16 to 21 year olds exiting the government agency’s care. Under the contract, we provide safe, stable and supported accommodation for rangatahi, while working with them to develop the life and interpersonal skills they need to thrive in adult life.

Practice Leader Kallysa Hollis says that the idea of living independently appeals to all rangatahi that CMM has supported so far – whether from a care or a custody environment. “All of them are excited by the potential prospect of having their own space – a place that they can call their own, that feels safe."

Rangatahi referred to CMM can stay in supported accommodation until they are ready to move on, or until they are 21.

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