Support us to keep the Home Fires Burning @ RI International Manukau before they DIE OUT!

Support us to keep the Home Fires Burning @ RI International Manukau before they DIE OUT!

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Rihari Huriwai started this petition to Wendy Brown (CMDHB Funding & Health Equity) and

RI International Manukau is a Community Service, that provides Innovative Recovery Courses for people that have lived experience with Mental Health and Addictions. Unfortunately, CMDHB have not included RI Manukau in the next round of funding. Consequently the doors will be closing at the end of 2020. This means that in the future thousands of people in the greater Auckland region living with Mental Health and/or Addiction challenges will be deprived of the opportunity to engage with these Innovative Recovery Programs. Many guests return year after year because RI Manukau is a Welcoming, Safe, and Healing Space full with like-minded people both guests and staff. The courses at RI provide knowledge that is Easily Understood, Self-empowering, fosters Wellness & relates to Lived Experience with Mental Health and/or Addiction. Clients Successfully Complete courses, receive Qualifications and go on to Further Study and/or Employment in the Mental Health and Addiction sector. Staff employed at RI Manukau have Lived Experience and were initially guests. Most of the courses at RI Manukau are unique and not offered by other Mental Health and Addiction services in our region.   

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