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Open Home Foundation - Otago/Southland

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    Our vision is for every child and young person growing up in a secure, loving family and receiving a depth of care which will bless them throughout their life.

    Providing:

    • quality 
    • child-centred 
    • family-focused 
    • Christian social services.

    The Open Home Foundation of New Zealand is a Child and Family Support Service that works within the provisions of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989. 

    Open Home Foundation staff and volunteers are from a variety of Christian Church denominations. We respect the diversity of belief and ethnicity found within our nation. 

    We encourage children and parents to be proud of their family/whānau and cultural heritage. In particular, we have a commitment to work in a manner which is honouring to Māori and reflects the Treaty of Waitangi. 

    We know that children and young people are best cared for by their own family/whānau and we will work to strengthen families so they can nurture and care for their children and young people successfully.

    Abuse and violence support

    Open Home Foundation is committed to protecting Children and Young People from all types of harm. We provide safety planning services to prevent children entering care or to lead the reunification to whānau when they have been in care. OHF also provides Supervised Contact at the request of Oranga Tamariki or the Family Court.

    Parenting

    Parenting assessment 

    Social work

    OHF provides social work services for families/whānau referred by Oranga Tamariki. These services include: Social Work Support to OT Caregivers and Kin Carers; Safety Planning Services to prevent children entering care or to lead the reunification to whānau when they have been in care.

    Age groups

    • Child / Tamariki
    • Youth / Rangatahi