Celebrating 18 years of transforming family life, for good

This year, Iosis celebrates 18 years of hard mahi and life-changing results as we work to transform family lives. To mark the occasion, here are 18 things we’re celebrating…

  1. Our incredible staff who go above and beyond every day to help families in South Auckland. 
  2. Aharei and the other mums who have graduated from the Iosis Whānau Centre as strong, loving and capable parents.
  3. Our new social housing development which provides a home for 21 South Auckland families.
  4. The many parents that we’ve helped to overcome domestic violence, addictions and unhealthy relationships to become safer, more loving parents.
  5. Our amazing foster carers like Telina and Rodney, who provide safe, warm and loving homes for the tamariki and rangatahi in their care.
  6. The generous supporters of our Christmas appeal, who enable us to help more families in need. 
  7. Our regular givers who enable us to plan ahead and meet the needs of vulnerable families in our community. 
  8. The dedication of our senior leadership team who have ably steered us through these challenging few years. 
  9. The positive news that social workers will receive pay equity in the near future.
  10. Our Financial Mentor, Karen, who continues to support families struggling with money.
  11. The transformative impact of MDCAT, a group of South Auckland agencies that work together to support whānau in crisis.
  12. Our Social Workers in Schools team who go above and beyond to support tamariki and rangatahi in South Auckland schools. 
  13. Teina, our inspirational Kaihautu Māori advisor, who has developed a framework to guide our staff in their work with whānau Māori. 
  14. Mothers like Elizabeth, who has graduated from several of our programmes and become a better parent to her six children. 
  15. The commitment, strength and aroha of our counsellors and social workers, who run our life-changing programmes.
  16. Our tireless operations team, who work behind the scenes to make everything we do possible. 
  17. The love of our Father, who guides us through challenging times and to have the strength and resilience to do the work we do. 
  18. Every parent, individual or whānau that turns to us for help – taking that first, vital step towards transforming their family’s life, for good.

Every day, we’re making a difference … now, that’s worth celebrating!