Mana Services

Mana Wahine

A specialist service for rangatahi wahine

Mana Wahine is a intensive wrap around care service specifically for rangatahi wahine and their whānau.

We aim to empower the rangatahi to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their whānau, with a holistic approach which encourages a kaupapa Māori framework.

We work directly with Oranga Tamariki to provide 24/7 care and protection for the community’s rangatahi wahine (young women). 

Rangatahi wahine in Aotearoa, New Zealand, is under more pressure than ever before, and their mental health is suffering as a result – rates of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and abuse are skyrocketing.

Mana wahine works with all wahine irrespective of cultural background but our specialisation is Māori and Pasifika. 


Experienced and dedicated leadership

Merita Grace’s career is a blend of administrative mastery, entrepreneurial spirit, and community involvement. Merita comes to Mana after working for Oranga Tamariki for a number of years in management roles. She is proficient in her role, demonstrating exceptional organisational skills  and strong dedication to service. Merita leads a team of specialist wahine across multiple regions. 


How do I engage the service for a placement?

Mana wahine has following admission criteria:

A referral to the service must be made through Oranga Tamariki

Placements are only available (currently) in Tāmaki Makaurau, Waikato and Bay of Plenty

A detailed placement plan will be required prior to admission

For more urgent needs, a fee for service option or emergency option is available. 

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