The following core values govern our practice as a community service and programme provider.

 

Honesty  |  Faith  |  Trust  |  Respect  |  Kindness  |  Compassion

VISION: Strong, confident families that are able to connect, contribute and thrive in their community.

PURPOSE: To equip, empower and mentor young people and their families through building therapeutic relationships.  We aim to do this by developing strengths and building resiliency through community connections.

 VALUES: The values that inform our practice include honesty, faith, trust, kindness, respect and compassion. We value people - relationships underpin everything we do. 

 We acknowledge and respect the unique place that Maori have as Tangata Whenua of our land.  In meeting the needs of our community, we will ensure we uphold the Treaty:

 §  By ensuring we work in partnership with others.

§  By ensuring we work towards addressing inequity so all people can participate in their community.

§  By ensuring the cultural beliefs, values and practices of Maori are protected and opportunities to work with Maori practitioners and/or providers, where possible are offered.

 

We believe that:

Everyone has a right to having their basic needs met, to be safe, to have access to and obtain an education.  We believe that everyone has value and deserves the same opportunities in life.  That sometimes a person’s environment or circumstances can get in the way of them dreaming and believing in a future full of hope.

We endeavour to be the holders of hope for those that we walk alongside until they are able to hold that for themselves.  To be an encouragement and positive role model, a sounding board, so that through building therapeutic relationships we can help a person to address attitudes and behaviours that will see their lives transformed, enabling them to achieve their full potential. 

We also believe that working with a young person in isolation, while helpful, is not ideal.  Where possible we strive to work with the whole family and in so doing believe that we are more likely to affect long term change for the young person - for the family as a whole.