Our ProgrammesHolistic approaches designed to advance the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual well-being of families.
Reconciling and restoring the three key relationships between mother and father; parent and child; whanau and community.
Feed My Lambs
A weekly programme for mothers and their children that runs throughout the school year.
At the most basic level it is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community, babies and toddlers, are receiving the supplies that they need (nappies and if necessary, formula) to grow healthily. But it is also much more than that; it is a place for mums who are struggling with life’s circumstances for whatever reason to find acceptance, friendship, hope, practical help and the chance to learn parenting and housekeeping skills. Feed My Lambs is a catalyst for change, a door into a world with the offer of a brighter future, and companions for the road, however long it may seem at times.
A connection point for disenfranchised men in our community.
We offer a safe place to build relationships, learn life skills, talk about life issues, volunteer and contribute. Sometimes that looks like going fishing together, hunting or gathering kai; sometimes it looks like serving the needs of the community by mowing lawns, clearing garages, or painting fences. For men who have become isolated through health issues or loss of work, it is a first step towards re-entering community life in a meaningful way as well as an access point for other social services.
Tamariki Time provides a safe, stable and loving environment for children to engage in play and learning.
Our dedicated volunteers offer this alongside Feed My Lambs, so that mothers and caregivers can fully engage with the skill-building sessions being hosted right next door. Tamariki Time is about getting to know each of these children, to be aware of what is going on in their lives and development on an ongoing basis, and through love, patience and intentional interaction to influence them positively in their formative years.
Building Awesome Whanau
A restorative, group-based parenting programme
It is a six-week course developed by Parenting Place and facilitated locally by Rongopai House. In a friendly and informal environment, parents are given the opportunity to be both learners and active participants while being equipped with practical ideas, activities and strategies to do exactly that – build awesome whānau. The programme is for families with children between the ages of 0 and 12.