What we do . Youth initiatives

Youth initiatives

We work with teenagers to build positive futures from a Strength Based perspective

Wesley provides a range of youth initiatives

Te Waka Kotahi  foster care

Matches young people with foster parent(s) to live in their home. The young people are supported by the full time foster parents as well as a team of youth workers and social workers, along with a range of supportive organisations and individuals. Wesley Foster Care FAQ August 2013

Te Whare Whakapakari (House of Strength, Nurture and Self Esteem)

A home tucked away in Tawa, providing a family environment and residential support for young people for whom living at home is no longer an option. For further information.

Youth mentoring

Our youth mentor, Fritz Toleafoa facilitates a number of initiatives in  the Waitangirua and Ascot Park areas of Porirua. His focus is on  ‘Active Youth citizenship’ and creating opportunities for local youth to take part in positive decision making forums, being involved as volunteers in local events and simply giving back to our community.

Social worker in Schools (SWIS)

Our social worker provides a service across three primary schools based in Otaki. The SWIS (Social Worker in Schools) role promotes children’s well-being and safety, it is child focused, family\whanau centred and community orientated. The role is focused on early intervention and prevention.

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See individual initiatives to see how they are funded

Contact Wesley

Phone: (04) 385 3727
Fax: (04) 382 8054

Epworth House,
75 Taranaki St,
Te Aro
Wellington, 6141
Epworth House is located at the rear of 75 Taranaki St.- or access from end of Holland St., entrance

PO Box 9932
Te Aro
Wellington, 6141