Leaders: Tim and Zelma Malton
Address: PO Box 27459, Marion Square, Wellington, 6141, NZ
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Website: www.614wellington.org
Phone: 04 3846119
A weekly meal aimed at involving youth from all our outreach into a worshipping community. We have a youth as it now has a leadership team made up from committed youth which helps other young people buy-in. Through games, a meal and a gospel message youth are encouraged to explore their relationship with Jesus and receive mentoring and support from our leaders.
Teenage Male Transitional Accommodation
The Inn is for male youth aged 14-21 who are homeless or in the care of the state. The live in staff work with each resident in order to encourage them in making positive changes in their lives. The Inn has been around for nearly ten years and constantly receives referrals from the courts, police and other community agencies.
Teenage Female Emergency Accommodation
This home is for females aged 16-24 years old who have found themselves homeless or in the care of the state. We have live-in supervisors who mentor and support the girls, transitioning them towards independence and involving them in our 614 Community. We are always short of volunteers to live in the house and ask you to check out our website if you would be interested
Both of our homes use a Circle of Courage (RAP) model for working with troubled youth which involves a less punitive form of running our homes.
Equipt is a ten week youth development course run in partnership with the NZ Ministry of Social Development. Each ten weeks sees young people struggling with their confidence and life direction involved in a rage of outdoor activities, class room education and community service. While on the course our youth workers work hard to develop lasting relationships which see these youth remain committed to our community long after their courses have finished
A program run in a local high school for grade 9 and 10 students. This program aims at youth struggling to fit into the high school environment who present either behaviour or confidence issues. Through adventure based learning and discussion our youth workers lead the young people down paths of self-discovery. We have a portfolio designed to educate parents on our services and involve the youth with a generosity component ie They lead games and cook at 614 youth as well as taking out the Streetvan.
Every Friday night 614 Wellington has a presence in the Streets of Wellington. We park up in a local pedestrian mall and offer hot drinks and a sausage in bread to all who pass by. We encourage and support youth who are on the streets towards healthy life styles and always are prepared to offer a listening ear or ride home. The van is staffed by youth from all our other ministries and is a chance for our young people to give back to their community. .
Recent updates – July 2011
- Our Sunday service recently has had an injection of new life from teenage Christians from other churches starting to buy in and become part of our community. This is encouraging as they are close to the ages of the youth we work with and as they socialize with them they are becoming positive role models.
- We are hoping to open a family store soon, this is vital for us as we need to generate some income for a new building. We would love to have church, youth meal and the office all in one location and hopefully this will all come together in the next year.
- We have just started looking at putting a proposal together so as we can employ an alcohol and drug councillor to work across all programs.