About Our Social Services

Te Tai-awa o te Ora provides culturally appropriate counselling and social services. Our aim is to provide programmes which will prevent or reduce social problems, and to work in an appropriate way with whanau who are affected by such problems. We are committed to making sure that you have:

  • whānau or a friend present as support
  • your personal information kept confidential
  • a counsellor you are comfortable with
  • a counsellor who abides by the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
  • a counsellor who abides by the New Zealand Association of Counselling Code of Ethics

We are located in Ōtara next to the St John the Evangelist Church. We provide:

  • a range of services and programmes for individuals and whanau
  • we have social workers in schools
  • kaimahi who are culturally sensitive, hold qualifications in counselling and social work and have ongoing supervision and training.