Thrive offers support services to teen mums and teen dads who are either expecting their first child or are already new parents.
Thrive aims to provide a full service where expectant teen parents to be can be given information on teen centred pregnancy and parenting programmes and offer intensive social support (if eligible) with experienced social workers and case workers. Thrive regularly run groups for young mums and young dads, aimed at fostering and strengthening social connectedness, cohesion and to reduce social isolation.
Thrive enables young parents to identify their strengths as young people and as young parents through group discussions and or one on one intensive client interventions. Thrive also encourages teen parents to foster and build strong relationships with their whanau, families and friends through active participation. Thrive follows the innovative parenting practice principles that have been developed under the SKIP programme
More about us
E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services was established following the successful implementation of the teen parent project at Auckland Women’s Centre. This project highlighted the need for an independent, Auckland-based teen parent service.
We began as Thrive, officially established in 2011 to support, protect, and empower vulnerable teen parents in West and Central Auckland.
The transition to E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services came about because of the belief in our whānau in upholding the mana and hauora of young Māori – and using a kaupapa Māori to support people of all backgrounds.