Puna Whakataa

AOD Respite and Treatment Service

Provided in partnership by the Salvation Army and Connect Supporting Recovery. Integrating components of the Community Reinforcement Approach with Intentional Peer Support. We will offer time out, respite and treatment while keeping people connected to their community.

What do we offer?

  • A short term residential service (14 days maximum)
  • A holistic approach
  • A comprehensive clinical assessment
  • A collaborative individual recovery plan
  • Individual counselling
  • Peer support and support to access community resources
  • A structured programme that still has flexibility to cater for those needing time out
  • Social or mild detoxification if needed
  • A culturally safe environment
  • Seamless, connected pathways of care and support

Who can access our service?

  • CMDHB residents aged 18 to 65
  • Are vulnerable to the extent that they require intensive support and treatment
  • Are currently engaged with a publically funded specialist AOD or Dual Diagnosis Service

The following will prevent people accessing the service
If their main issue is:

  • mental ill health (without any AOD)
  • primarily a medical or physical illness
  • severe intoxication requiring detox
  • acute psychosis
  • lack of current or future accomodation