The Acorn Project will provide support service for young people 12 - 24 years and their families living with cancer in Hawke's Bay.
The Acorn Project Hawke’s Bay is a charity set up to provide a wrap around support service for young people 12-24 years and their family living with cancer in Hawke’s Bay.
We noticed a gap in the face to face support within the Hawke’s Bay community following the restructure of another organisation and decided that our young people and their families deserved to have local support on the ground when they need it.
The Acorn Project Hawke’s Bay provides individual programs of support that meets the needs of the individual member and their family, this is important as everyone’s circumstances and experiences are different.
Along with face to face Youth Worker support we also provide locally based monthly activities for our members to meet other people their age who are going through similar experiences. This encourages new friendships and peer support for our members, they can also take a break for the “cancer” for a few hours to have fun or learn a new skill that will support them in their future.
Parents and Carers have the opportunity to meet every second month to share their experiences with other parents / carers. Hearing helpful tips and ways of getting through from another person who “has been there” is incredibly empowering and valuable. They also have the chance to attend sessions facilitated by a range of professionals and agencies to make their experience easier to navigate.
The Acorn Project Hawke’s Bay is based in Hawke's Bay for the benefit of the Hawke’s Bay community.
We Support Young people aged 12 - 24 years and their family living with cancer in Hawkes Bay
The Acorn Project big Move 4 July 2021
We are moving to bigger premises on the 12th of July due to the growth of our membership and needing to have a larger space to continue the support we give.
We are looking for donations to help improve our new space and make it our members ew safe place to be