BAF has worked with the trustees of the Manna Healing Centre to create a new initiative now operating as Manna Home under the leadership and oversight of BAF.
Manna Home is a home for 16–21 year olds from adverse backgrounds who are transitioning to independence. At the heart of our mahi we believe that each taiohi (young person) is a valuable taonga, carrying great potential, and is worth investing in. We walk alongside our taiohi by providing a nurturing home and a caring community that incorporates life skills, tailor made support, mentoring, physical activities, access to professional care and spiritual & cultural practices. This enables our taiohi to step into an independent and hope-filled future, entering adulthood as resilient, equipped taiohi with opportunities and dreams for their life. Furthermore this life-changing experience will go on to positively impact their whānau and communities. Manna support consists of a 6 month live-in programme followed by up to 12 additional months of mentoring once they have transitioned to independent living of their choice.
As this is a residential program, live-in support is provided for the taiohi residing here by staff who live intentionally in a way that reinforces a kaupapa of living together as whānau.
If you know a taiohi who could benefit from Manna or want to know more about our mahi please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to connecting!