The E Tipu E Rea Whānau are here to help you navigate the challenges of parenting with confidence, with the security and protection of a whānau who are prepared to walk alongside you and help to set up your new life as a parent, ensure that your hauora is good (physically and mentally), your leadership and aspirations are achieved, and together challenge people and systems that can discriminate against you just for being mātua taiohi. We want you to know that we celebrate and congratulate you and your whānau as you bring your pēpi into tenei ao hurihuri – this changing world.
We ensure your voice is heard, that your lived experience of being a mātua taiohi is valued. At E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services, our first priority is your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your tamariki or unborn or newborn pēpi.
You already face the challenges of a taiohi and discovering your place in the world – with the challenges of parenting on top of that! It is an exciting but sometimes challenging time.