BAF has worked with the trustees of the Manna Healing Centre to create a new initiative now operating as Manna Youth Home under the leadership and oversight of BAF. This initiative will provide a 12 month programme that supports young people to transition towards independence.
Our transitional programme will be delivered by a dynamic team of 5 staff working with up to 6 young people at a time aged between 17 -21 years old. The programme incorporates positive communal living, tailor made support, life skills, physical activities, access to professional care and spiritual/cultural practices. The programme will enable rangatahi to have an independent and hope-filled future, entering adulthood as an equipped young person with opportunities and skills for life. It will consist of a 6 month onsite programme followed by up to 12 additional months of support.
Our programme is part funded through Oranga Tamariki with further resourcing from community based referrals and from donations.