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Fale Pasifika o Aoraki

Community Health Service, Abuse and Violence Support, COVID-19 Testing, Pacific People, Social

Description

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

  • Whānau Ora
  • Whānau 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 

Staff

General Manager
DDI: 03 264 6465
generalmanager@poas.org.nz

Timaru
Whānau Ora
admin1@poas.org.nz

Administration Officer
Ph: 03 264 6464
admin1@poas.org.nz


Ashburton Office
Administrator/Whānau Ora/Projects

Ph: 022 311 9290
admin2@poas.org.nz

Ages

Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Referral

admin1@poas.org.nz  Timaru
admin2@poas.org.nz Ashburton

Anyone can access

admin1@poas.org.nz  Timaru
admin2@poas.org.nz  Ashburton

Walk in

No appointment required

Website / App

Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/falepasifika/

Mobile community provider

Contact us

Unit 7 -10 
39 North Street 
Timaru  7903

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

Our services are provided free of charge.

Hours

Languages Spoken

English, Cook Islands Māori, Fijian, Samoan, Tongan

Services Provided

Advocacy

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 and wrap-around service.

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 and wrap-around service.

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Staying healthy, encouraging youth in playing sports etc. Encourage and support them to join in the community events.

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating

Staying healthy, encouraging youth in playing sports etc.

Encourage and support them to join in the community events.

Abuse and violence support

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.

  • Education programmes
  • Information and support

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.

Family / whānau support
Whānau Ora

Pacific People

  • Pacific People
Education and training

Life skills, Skills courses

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses
Pregnancy and parenting

Parenting education, Whānau support

  • Parenting education
  • Whānau support
COVID-19 Response
Social work
Budgeting and help with debt
Food support
Social services crisis assessment
Pacific People
Transport
Information & support

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Canterbury, South Canterbury, Waitaki

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:36PM on June 10, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Fale Pasifika o Aoraki.