Te Aroha Noa has been awarded $300,000 from the Vodafone Foundation to work with Massey University to extend support to vulnerable youth.
Massey’s School of Social Work staff have been working with Te Aroha Noa on research projects for the past decade, offering professional development workshops and researching effective practice in work with whānau/families. Staff from Te Aroha Noa also contribute to the Social Work programmes offered at Massey’s Manawatū campus. Professor Robyn Munford and Professor Jackie Sanders are co-leaders of two major longitudinal research projects, Pathways to Resilience and Youth Transitions, funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Enterprise. Both studies focus on the use of services that vulnerable young people encounter.
The professors are working with Te Aroha Noa as advisors for the project they have received funding for, entitled He Ngakau Rangatahi.