*Please see the list for local Food Banks (Auckland) at the bottom of this page.
Warm Pacific Greetings,
We hope this finds you and your whanau well and safe. We are deemed an essential service by the government so will move to providing a remote mentoring and academic support service where safe and possible.
Rest assured we will do everything we can to provide the support services you need in these challenging times. Please see below the following changes to the way we are delivering our services.
TYMS Education in the Residential Home Programmes Our teachers will be available to deliver Digital Learning via Zoom video calls to the rangatahi in the homes. Educational material and resources will be provided to the homes (For any queries contact Russel Vaoiva email@example.com)
TYMS Individual Mentoring Programme Our mentors will continue providing mentoring support remotely via text, phone, video call and gaming platforms. (For any queries contact Mary-Ellen Takie firstname.lastname@example.org)
TYMS Transition to Adulthood Services Programme Our Transition Workers will continue providing support remotely via text, phone and video calling. (For any queries contact Mary-Ellen Takie email@example.com). As an alternative please contact Oranga Tamariki TTA call centre as an alternative contact: 0508 326 459
Basketball Group Mentoring Programmes (T.S.L & PolyJammers) Currently conducting weekly Team sessions online via Zoom. However all contact sessions are On-Hold and will resume in Alert Level 2 or below (Langi Latu firstname.lastname@example.org)
In-Schools Programmes (Bounce Back & Healthy Relationships) Currently conducting weekly online group mentoring sessions. All sporting sessions are On-Hold and TBC pending duration of lockdown. However we will be contact for rescheduling if online sessions are not easily accessible for the participants. (For any queries contact Langi Latu email@example.com) TYMS (Educational) Hub Programme Currently on hold but team will be in contact shortly (For any queries contact Stacey Rasmussen firstname.lastname@example.org)
Continuity of Care Programme Our mentors will continue providing mentoring support remotely via text, phone, video call and gaming platforms.(For any queries contact Noa Pitovao email@example.com)
Moana Tautua Programme (in partnership with ATWC) Our mentors will be available to deliver back in Schools, as well as providing mentoring support remotely via zoom depending on each Secondary School's transition plan (For any queries contact Pili Apulu pili@@atwc.org.nz)
These are the different ways we will deliver our service until further notice. We have prepared for this with the systems and processes in place to provide continuity of services, and the tremendous goodwill and aroha of our team behind us.
How to contact us Email is our preferred contact method. Please email programme lead, or our Practice Manager - Mary-Ellen or myself directly with any questions about our adapted service and your rangatahi with us - and we will get things sorted as quickly as possible.
Keeping you up to date We will continue to keep you up to date as the situation unfolds.
All the best to you and your families during these difficult times. Stay safe. And remember, we're just an email or call away. Dale Rasmussen General Manager Tuilaepa Youth Mentoring Services
Food banks (AUCKLAND)
Friday 20th August, 2021
👉 Auckland Council Aucklanders unable to afford groceries or in self–isolation with no access to other support networks can call 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. Callers must meet government criteria for assistance. 👉 Salvation Army Text your name and postcode to 4114 and a rep. will contact you within 48 hours. 👉 Presbyterian Support Northern 09 309 2054 Collections between 11am – 12pm, Monday to Friday from 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. No walk-ins. 👉 Foodbank NZ 022 045 8184 firstname.lastname@example.org www.foodbank.org.nz 👉 Auckland City Mission 09 303 9200 Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm Contact Ian 0508 CHANGE LIVES / (0508 242 643) / 027 477 1092 / email@example.com 👉Takanini Sikh Gurudwara Collections only. Mon–Fri, 4pm–6pm. Drive in entry gate and open your boot. Do not leave your car. Drive out through exit gate once boot has been loaded. 👉 The Fono (Pasifika only) COVID-19 Pacific Family Package 021956633 firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 366 648 WEST AUCKLAND 👉 VisionWest email@example.com 0800 887 667
What Our Clients Are Saying
Our Location Find us at 644 Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland
“If I can just affirm all the great progress that our boys are showing at school in their confidence, physical health, and their learning. Much of which is attributable to the great work that their mentor is doing."
"TYMS helped me grow as a person. They helped me understand a few things that no one else was willing to help me understand, and help me see through things that no one else could."
"Watching my son grow in the time that his mentor has been involved with him, aw bro it's been amazing. Without his mentor, my son wouldn't even be this young man that people are now seeing before their eyes. He's not out getting himself into trouble, bullying others, or hurting girls. My son came home one day after his session with the mentor and he said, 'I'm so happy you got me help mum'".