Alcohol & Other Drug (Community Services)
Ka Awatea was established in 1997 as a Kaupapa Maori Alcohol and Drug Service offering support, assistance and education around the impacts of alcohol and drugs on one's self, one's whanau, hapu, iwi and community at large.
Ka Awatea offers the following treatment options:
- We run both day and night programmes within the Counties Manukau Area.
- All programmes revolve around basic interventions as we aim to educate people about the need to deal specifically with problem drinking, drug use and their associated behaviours.
- All programmes and sessions are delivered in a way that is simple and easy to understand, while enhancing the practices of Whanaungatanga.
Ka Awatea also offers the opportunity to apply for access to a Raukura Hauora O Tainui men's only residential alcohol and drug treatment facility (Te Ara Hou)
Although our work centres on the practices of Tiikanga, we not only work with Maori but all cultures, male and female, aged 17 and over.
Referrals can be made via Probations, GP, Counties-Manukau DHB mental health services, Oranga Tamariki, Police or self/whanau.
For more advice, please contact us to discuss what options are best suited to your requirements. All information is treated as strictly confidential.
Contact the Ka Awatea team co-ordinator on (09) 263-8040 extn 9079.