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Fale Pasifika o Aoraki

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    Fale Pasifika O Aoraki provides support for Pacific people living in our region, from Ashburton to Oamaru right through the Mackenzie District. Some of services include:

    • Whanau Ora
    • Fakelekesi Mareqeta (mother & pepe programme)
    • Emergency Housing
    • Pacific Health Homes Project
    • Whanau Resiliency
    • Prevention & Intervention of family violence.  

     We are here to help you get sorted; contact us for help with government departments, completion of forms, health and wellbeing etc. We run the local anti-violence campaign and are here to listen when you need it. We also organise and run many community groups and events. 

    You can follow us on Facebook: Fale Pasifika o Aoraki 

    Abuse, Family Violence and Mental Health

    We run the local anti-violence campaign and some one-on-one and family services.

    We run workshops that educate and raise awareness of family violence for Pacific people and families.

    Family violence and mental health, especially in the context of Pasifika families, is a priority concern to Fale Pasifika. It is not okay, and it was never okay!

    All our programmes have positive mental health and wellbeing messages. We are continually working with communities, families and individuals on the "It's not okay" message, providing tools and space for personal change.

     

    Pacific Island people
    Social services

    Services we provide include:

    • Someone to help you approach Government departments such as:

     - Work & income
     - IRD
     - ACC
     - Housing NZ
     - Ministry of Justice
     - Immigration NZ
     - Ministry of Health etc

    • Translation of forms or at an appointment
    • Knowing more about your Pacific heritage etc
    • Our “Anti-Violence” campaign and services
    • Someone to talk to, someone to listen
    • Transitional Housing programme

    - up to 12 weeks housing support
    - wrap-around service

    Advocacy

     

     

    Wellness / healthy lifestyle

    Staying healthy, encouraging youth in playing sports etc.

    Encourage and support them to join in the community events.

    Screening and prevention

    Support to access primary healthcare services.

    Support and host any of the above such as hosting the Pink Cancer Caravan touring our three regions.

    Promoting and supporting the National Bowel Screening Programme in Oamaru.

    Counselling
    • One-on-one
    • Anger management

     

    Transport
    Family / whānau
    Whānau Ora
    Abuse and violence
    Cultural support
    Advocacy

    Charges

    Our services are provided free of charge.

    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke