Our Gift Recipients
Family Action Group
Family Action provide refuge, counselling and advocacy support to women children and families in West Auckland who have experienced abuse or violence. They have two offices in Henderson and Te Atatu and are able to provide visits to homes to those that are housebound. They have worked in the community for 30 years and collaborate with local partner agencies and community groups to promote safety and to encourage strong flourishing families.
We’re a not-for-profit NGO providing specialised foster care services for children and young people throughout New Zealand. We believe in a team approach to foster care, working with carers and the wider community to achieve a service that best fits the needs of the child or young person in placement. And we’re always looking for new foster carers to join our team. Children and young people come into foster care for many reasons. Sometimes it’s because of a family illness, family breakdown or a situation where their welfare is at risk. Many of them have experienced neglect and abuse, and all have faced loss and separation from their birth family. Even if they seem happy and smiling, their past experiences will almost certainly have an effect on their behaviour and development. These children need a safe home for a while or sometimes until they are old enough to live independently.
Refugees as Survivors
RASNZ works to support UN Quota refugees to settle and rebuild their lives in NZ. Refugees have often experienced war, violence and hunger and some have been forcibly separated from their families. Our organisation helps them rebuild their lives in a new and unfamiliar country. Typically New Zealand takes in families with children and people alone, many of whom have been forced to flee from their homeland for nothing more than their ethnicity, religion or beliefs. Most arrive here with few to no possessions, but they bring with them great strength, resilience and many skills to contribute to their new communities.
RASNZ has a wide range of skills that help refugees adjust to their new lives and settle in the community. Many RASNZ staff members are, themselves, from refugee backgrounds. This enables them to really understand and appreciate the resettlement problems facing the refugees with whom they work.