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Reintegration Specialists

Ngā Tupu Hou

Who we are

We are specialists in kaupapa Māori services. We have worked with people released from prison and their whānau for over 30 years. Our Kaiārahi (Guide) are experienced in dealing with meeting your immediate needs such as accommodation support, employment support, whānau support and WINZ/CPS advocacy.

Our values are based on Tika (right practice), Pono (best practice) and Aroha (safe practice). These traditions shape the way we work with you and your whānau. Our Ngā Tupu Hou Kaiārahi will walk alongside you to help you realise the future you envision for yourself. 

Supported Accomodation and Reintegration Support for Tane

Whare Manaaki

Whare Manaaki

Whare Manaaki provides 12-months support including 4-weeks at our supported accommodation Whare Manaaki to give you support and skills to reintegrate back into your community.

The Whare Manaaki programme provides:

  • Fitness/circuit training

  • Tikanga programme

  • WINZ/CPS advocacy

  • Whānau re-connection

  • Waka ama

  • Mentoring

  • Supported accomodation

  • Job search assistance

  • Like skills teaching

  • Health and wellbeing

When does the journey begin?

Your journey to a new future can begin right now. Shortly before your release we can assist you and your whānau with your release planning, making sure you have your required documentation to make your journey with us as smooth as possible.

On your release we can meet you at prison and provide transport to our whare or to your house. Your journey with us starts with an intensive support period of 4 weeks, tapering off over time up to 12 months, depending on your individual needs.

"Mā te wahine tātou e ora ai" -  "through our wahine we live, thrive and prosper"

Te Kupenga Mana Wahine

We provide between 4-12 weeks of assistance at our supported accommodation Te Kupenga Mana Wahine. We will give you support and skills to reintegrate back into the community. Your Case Manager will tell you if you qualify.

The Kupenga Mana Wahine programme provides:

  • Supported accomodation

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Life skills teaching

  • WINZ/CPS advocacy

  • Whānau re-connection

  • Fitness/circuit training

  • Tikanga programme

  • Job search assistance

  • Mentoring

Getting Started Checklist

  • Birth Certificate check with your WINZ representative about obtaining a birth certificate before your release and ask them to book you a WINZ appointment on your release day.

  • IDs - you will need some basic IDs to get on to a benefit (e.g. Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence, Passport, 18+ Card, Letter of Confirmation from CPS, Steps to Freedom Photo ID). If you have these things at home arrange for your whānau to get them together for you. If you do not have them we will assist you once you get out.

  • Bank Account Details let us know if you have a current bank account for your benefit to go into. If you don't, we can assist you to open one.

  • Medical - please advise us if you have a medical condition or i you need medication on release. If you do, be sure to arrange with the medical staff to have it ready for you on release day.

  • Probation Officer - find out who your Probation Officer is, and what office you need to report to.

  • Release Conditions - try and find out what your release conditions will be and become familiar with them before your release.

If you have any questions please ask our Kaiārahi when they come in to assess you. Your case manager will refer you to our services.

When does the journey begin?

Your journey to a new future can begin right now. Shortly before your release we can assist you and your whānau with your release planning, making sure you have your required documentation to make your journey with us as smooth as possible.

On your release we can meet you at prison and provide transport to our whare. Your journey with us starts with an intensive support period, tapering off over time up to 12 months, depending on your individual needs.