A guide to the Ohana Young Parents Charitable Trust, what it does, and how you can access its support.  Learn all about the Ohana Young Parents Charitable Trust here.

What is the Ohana Young Parents Charitable Trust?

Ohana is a charitable trust operating in West Auckland, providing support, guidance and education to young parents 

What does the Ohana Young Parents Charitable Trust offer?

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

We work alongside midwives who specialise in supporting young parents, providing antenatal and postnatal care.  Antenatal classes which are prepared specifically for the needs of this age group – antenatal classes where being young is not frowned upon, that being young is respected and nurtured.

Education

Ohana offers a 10-week course in infant care, during this time young parents will come together with their babies in a homely environment to learn all the key aspects of caring for their baby including:

  • Key care moments: feeding, sleeping and changing
  • Budgeting advice, including learning what community support is available to you
  • Symptoms of illness in an infant
  • First Aid certification
  • Healthy meal preparations for you and your baby
  • Discovering how the infant brain develops and how to optimise learning and development
  • Relationships: young people aged 15-24 are most at risk of physical, psychological and sexual victimisation, find out how to keep yourself self
  • Life skills, life coaching, making goals for the future

At the completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate in Infant Care.

We will also support young parents in gaining NCEA Level 1 and 2 through correspondence if desired/required. 

How is the Ohana Young Parents Charitable Trust funded?

Ohana is a charitable organisation that relies on fundraising activities and events, donations, corporate sponsorship and grants. 

How can I access their help?

Please contact us via email at info@ohana.org.nz or by telephone (09) 818 9398

www.ohana.org.nz

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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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