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Transforming family violence takes a team approach

When the Police are called out to a family violence situation, they refer the family to the most appropriate agency, one of which is Iosis. In these cases, our new teamwork is already making a difference.  New legislation introduced on July 1st means that a Police Safety Order (PSO) can now be issued for up…

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New faces. New skills. New strengths.

During the first few months of this year, the Iosis team has grown with the addition of even more highly experienced and committed staff members. We’re also thrilled to welcome back a past employee, Rangi Vaitohi, to the team.  Rangi Vaitohi, Community Social Worker “The most important thing I do is listen. From listening comes…

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Rangi brings ACC to the party

For any organisation, having a clear set of values that guides how the organisation behaves is important.  Disabled as the result of a car accident 21 years ago, Steve* received one payment from ACC at the time. Since then, he’s been living with his daughter and extended family. However, his health has declined, and, while…

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Being strong together, every day

Our staff face extremely challenging situations as they work to transform families’ lives, so bringing the team together first thing each day sets us all up well for whatever may come our way. On Monday mornings we get together for devotions, and every other morning we have a ‘stand up’ which includes waiata and prayer….

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Meet Wayne, Getting a Grip Programme Facilitator

Wayne Prince facilitated our ‘Getting a Grip on Communication’ programme for the past four years. This eight week programme teaches participants how to resolve conflicts peacefully, develop supportive relationships and communicate effectively with those around them – especially family and friends. The programme covers a range of topics aimed at giving families useful tools for…

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Meet Deb, Merivale Programmes Facilitator

Merivale is a six-month programme run by Iosis for women with a background of abuse, addiction, or domestic violence – and who are struggling with the challenges of parenting. It provides a safe haven for mothers as they receive counselling and attend a range of life skill, self-development and parenting classes. Deb Hipperson works every…

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The value of having values

For any organisation, having a clear set of values that guides how the organisation behaves is important. For organisations like Iosis, it is perhaps even more so as we work each day to help transform the lives of families facing extremely challenging circumstances. Here, we share our values and what they mean to staff as…

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Meet Jasmine, our Workplace Chaplain

Meet the wonderful Jasmine Fidow-Maiava, who holds, not just one, but three important roles at Iosis … and it’s soon to be four! As our Workplace Chaplain, Jasmine leads devotions once a month with the Iosis staff and also makes herself available to meet with individual staff members. She provides a confidential sounding board for…

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Wayne Boyd celebrates 10 years at Iosis

Wayne Boyd, our Finance Manager, celebrated his 10-year work anniversary in January. Wayne’s calm and considered presence has been invaluable in ‘guiding the ship’ during this time – and as you can see by the photos, he’s a great team member who gets fully involved in daily life at Iosis. Wayne’s role with Iosis is…

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New test service aims to reduce family violence

New Zealand has the highest rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world – with around 525,000 New Zealanders harmed every year. Which is why Iosis is proud to be selected for a new test service that aims to reduce family violence through earlier intervention. Iosis is one of only three organisations selected by…

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