Transition Support Service for rangatahi

The Transition Support Service can help you out when you’re leaving care or youth justice. With our support, you can focus on the most important thing - your awesome future.

About the service


Transcript – About the Transition Support Service

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Scott, Transition Support Worker:

“Young people who have been, or are currently in a care or youth justice placement, they need support and Transition Support Services can provide that.

Give us a call and we can support you to reach your goals.

0800 55 89 89”

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How it works

Call our free helpline and chat to one of our friendly youth workers. We’re here to listen and help you. No worries if you decide it’s not for you, but if you do, here’s some stuff we can help out with.
We can support you:

  • finding a place to live
  • getting your driver’s licence
  • finding a job
  • getting legal advice
  • getting counselling
  • enrolling in a training course
  • getting food.

We may be able to provide some financial assistance when things get tough. Give us a call on 0800 55 89 89 to see how we can help.

Getting help from our Transition Support Service won’t affect any other services you use or benefits you receive.

Staying with your caregiver

If you are 18, and don’t feel ready to leave your current home, it’s possible you can stay with your caregiver up to the age of 21.

If your caregiver is keen, that’s something we can help you with.

Give us a call on 0800 55 89 89 and we’ll help you stay where you want to be.

What you have to do

Step 1.  Call us on 0800 55 89 89 to chat about how we can support you.

Step 2.  You’ll get all the help and support you need to stay where you want to be.

Step 3.  Give yourself a pat on the back for stepping into your future!

More support and advice

Check out VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai to get further support if you have been in care. They help rangatahi have their say on decisions that matter to them. They also have fun connection events so you can meet other rangatahi who may have had a similar journey to you.

Youth Service – Ratonga Taiohi can support you if you are aged 16-19 and can’t live at home or if you’re looking after tamariki.

Published: July 12, 2019 · Updated: August 30, 2023