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Youth Horizons

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Foster Care

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Residential support


Waikato, Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Process

Who is it for?
Young people aged 11-17 who are at risk of admission to an in-patient acute mental health unit.


Provide short to medium term respite and planned foster care for children and youth at risk who require out of home, family/whānau placements. Respite Care and Planned Respite Care aim to reduce harm caused by in-patient admissions and to support the preservation of natural families/whānau. 

This service operates in Waikato and Tauranga.