Mana Whānau is Lifewise’s In Home Intensive Parenting Support Programme. With this programme, a whānau worker will give you support in your home and community.
What does Mana Whānau offer?
The Mana Whānau programme is:
Voluntary – referrals to the programme are made by Oranga Tamariki, but only with the agreement of the whānau.
Led by you – we support you to work on the goals and priorities of your whānau.
Flexible – to meet the needs and routines of your whānau.
Focused – helping you reduce stresses in your life first so you can then focus on building the skills you need.
Intensive – we will be there at the times of the day when you need us most. That can be up to 9 hours a day initially. We’ll gradually reduce this to a few hours per week by the end of the six-month period.
“I wanted to be their Mum but I needed help to be a better Mum. Everything I am doing is for them, to make their lives better. I want my kids to have better lives.”