Kia Ora My name is Heleene White.
I have been working at the Community Services since 2019.
In my role I support and advocate for whanau in a range of areas including but not limited to, family harm, food support, Community Connection.
My mahi is to empower Whanau to confidently navigate services, whilst creating opportunities to develop life skills to ensure their ultimate wellbeing.
In the Family Harm space I work along side both the Victim, Perpetrator and Whanau to ensure the safety and wellbeing needs are meet for everyone.
As a wrap around support for whanau, I present the ‘Seasons for Growth’ program to Tamariki experiencing difficulties as well as Parenting Programs.
As a Stop Smoking Practitioner I also support people in our community to stop smoking.
My passion is ‘People and Place’ connecting the two.
I am fortunate to live in Whangamata with my two Tamariki, we love everything this amazing place has to offer and utilise the incredible beach and bush.