Young people leaving Oranga Tamariki care or a Youth Justice Residence face some big challenges and sometimes struggle to overcome them alone.
The “Transition to Independent Adulthood Service” strives to provide support for young people exiting out of State Care. We work with young people (aged between 16 to 24 years old), providing support and guidance as they prepare themselves for adult life. Whether we touch base occasionally to see how the young person is getting on, or we provide regular support helping with study, work, housing, bills, etc - its up to the individual. The whole service is driven by our rangatahi, what ever goals or aspirations that they have, we try to help them achieve.
Reweti Arapere, Jenine Scoon and Michael Rongo
(HWC Transitions Team)