Lifewise In-Home Intensive Parenting Support Programme (LIIPS)
Mana Whānau is a six-month programme run by Lifewise to support families/whānau to stay together.
We work in partnership with parents who are under stress, offering practical support. One whānau worker will provide support to you in your home and community. There may be one or two other workers helping out as needed.
“She doesn’t feel like a social worker, she feels like my aunty.”
“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.”
“I felt overwhelmed. It was really intense. But it’s like they are walking beside me saying ‘you can do this’.”
Who can come onto the programme?
- Families/whānau who are at risk of having their children removed from their care by Oranga Tamariki.
- Families/ whānau who need support to have their children return home from foster care.
Referrals to the programme can only be made through Oranga Tamariki.