How we've helped

Tyla’s story

After surviving a traumatic childhood and two abusive relationships, Tyla is determined that her young daughter will have a different life than hers.

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Mana’s story

After being sexually abused as a child by her stepfather, Mana spent much of her childhood in foster care. Through our programmes, she has learnt to break the cycle of abuse, and become...
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Enabling safer outcomes for families

This recent police report concerning a family harm incident in South Auckland demonstrates the power of having a multi-disciplinary team working with our most vulnerable families. When Tania from Iosis stepped in, she...
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Amanda’s story

Determined to become a better parent, Amanda has overcome a life of domestic violence, drug use and unhealthy relationships – and is planning a new life with her daughter – thanks to the...
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Saanvi’s story

Saanvi* is a mother to two teenage girls, aged 18 and 13  years. Like many parents, family life became very challenging when her youngest daughter, Aisha*, began to spend more and more time...
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Chip’s story

Chip describes himself as a ‘hands on’ sort of bloke, who likes nothing better than collecting and restoring old stuff. He recently emailed Iosis, to thank us for a programme he initially vehemently...
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Jade’s story

Jade is a young mum with a creative streak and an interest in sports. In December 2022 she graduated from Iosis's Merivale Whānau Development Centre. She reflects on what life was like before...
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