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SIAOLA - Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health, Pacific People

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

(SIAOLA) is a Social Service committed to empowering, strengthening and supporting Tongan families to thrive, be successful and safe.

Our Family Support Service involves:

  • Famili Vā Lelei: Family Wellbeing Programmes which address family violence and child abuse
  • Family Wellbeing Navigators: Social service support for vulnerable families 
  • Strengthening Youth and their Families: The clinic team are focussed on supporting young boys and their families to be resilient and to strengthen their home lives to counter being exposed to at risk and dangerous environments.
  • Drivers Licensing Programme: The licensing team support individuals that needs learners, restricted or full licence. Workshop and driving lessons available with the team. 

Other services we provide: 

  • Education
  • Financial Support
  • Health
  • Bilingualism

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

We accept self referrals.

Please contact us for non-judgemental support and guidance from our caring team of skilled professionals. 

Make an appointment

Referral

We accept self referrals and referrals from organisations.

Walk in

You are welcome to walk in during business hours.

Website / App

https://siaola.org.nz/contact

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English, Tongan, Mandarin Chinese, Samoan

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

Famili Vā Lelei Programme: an intensive Family Wellbeing programme on a bi-monthly basis that addresses Family Violence and Child Abuse.

  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support

Famili Vā Lelei Programme: an intensive Family Wellbeing programme on a bi-monthly basis that addresses Family Violence and Child Abuse.

Budgeting and help with debt

Famili ‘Api Lelei-Financial Wellbeing: We provide a culturally appropriate financial service that educates and journeys with Tongan families, supporting them to budget, save, invest and eventually buy homes.

Famili ‘Api Lelei-Financial Wellbeing: We provide a culturally appropriate financial service that educates and journeys with Tongan families, supporting them to budget, save, invest and eventually buy homes.

Education and training

Famili Ako Lelei-Education includes mentoring and we support families in need with education supplies.

Famili Ako Lelei-Education includes mentoring and we support families in need with education supplies.

Pacific People

Famili Taulua-Bilingualism: Together with the local community, youth and Tongan Language Nests, we celebrate Tongan language week on an annual basis, supporting cultural identity.

Famili Taulua-Bilingualism: Together with the local community, youth and Tongan Language Nests, we celebrate Tongan language week on an annual basis, supporting cultural identity.

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Famili Mo’ui Lelei-Health, including Zumba and Smoking Cessation support.

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)

Famili Mo’ui Lelei-Health, including Zumba and Smoking Cessation support.

Advocacy

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Child / Tamariki friendly, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Parking

Parking available outside our building.

Region

Central Auckland

Website

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

636 Great South Road
Ellerslie
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

636 Great South Road
Ellerslie
Auckland 1051

This page was last updated at 1:59PM on November 24, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by SIAOLA - Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission.