Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

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Moana House is a well-established residential therapeutic community for adult male offenders who want to change their lives for the better.

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  Otago

Run by a charitable trust, the Downie Stewart Foundation, we have been in existence since 1987 when it was set up by a local Judge and someone who had been through the legal system. Those who come to the house have multiple difficulties - substance abuse, poor relationships, are victims or perpetrators of violence, have poor work skills, and difficulties in setting and achieving goals.

We have had residents achieve apprenticeships, move to tertiary study and start their own businesses after completing the programme.

For more details check out our website:

www.moanahouse.org.nz

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Moana House is a residential therapeutic community in Dunedin,catering for male offenders. Run by a charitable trust, the Downie Stewart Foundation, we have been in existence since 1987 when it was set up by a local Judge and someone who had been through the legal system. Those who come to the house have multiple difficulties - substance abuse, poor relationships, are victims or perpetrators of violence, have poor work skills, and difficulties in setting and achieving goals. Moana House has successfully worked with men to achieve change.

Quote from ex-residents:

"My time with Moana House has been life changing in every sense. I am no longer a slave to my emotions in learning to take responsibility. I have become reliable and more at peace within myself, the community and my family are safe whenever I am around. "I found the love that I had been searching for"". (N.M)

"Moana House saved my life. It has opened doors that I never thought I could walk through and created endless opportunities for myself. The mission statement "Giving you a real chance" is exactly what I have been given. If you said to me three years ago "I'd be attending university, working at Moana House and getting married" I would have said your dreaming! Fa'afetai tele lava Claire". (C.S)

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Moana House Open Day Friday August 31 2018  16 July 2018

Moana House invites you to our open day!

Come along and see what we do. This is an opportunity to call in throughout the day and see inside the doors on one of Dunedin's longest standing addiction providers.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please RSVP to sarah@moanahouse.org.nz

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  • MC

    MC on 14 Jan 2019

    $10

    $10

    • Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

      Kia Ora, Thank you so much for your donation. We very much appreciate your support! Nga mihi, The team at Moana House

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 05 Jul 2018

    $50

    Amazing service thanks whanau.

    $50

    • Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

      Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your kind donation! We are very grateful! Many thanks from the team at Moana House.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 May 2018

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    • Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

      Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your generous donation. This means a lot to us. With many thanks from the team at Moana House.

  • Rochelle Crossman Family Law Barrister

    Rochelle Crossman Family Law Barrister on 28 Mar 2018

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    Kia ora, keep up the good work team.

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    • Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

      Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your kind donation. We are very grateful! With thanks from the team at Moana House.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Jan 2018

    $40

    $40

    • Moana House (Downie Stewart Foundation)

      Kia Ora, Thank you very much for your kind donation. We are very grateful! With thanks from the team at Moana House.


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