Ways We Help
Toitu te Ao is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do within our Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of Maori's biggest challenges whilst living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
We are by Maori living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus for Maori living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
We provide support and advocacy for Maori, Polynesian and indigenous people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Our doors are open to everyone who requires our support, we are a kaupapa driven organisation here to support you.
Our aim is to provide awareness and education which will effectively promote a wholistic wellbeing approach with a focus on de-stigmatisation through a cultural lens.
We have established programmes and prevention initiatives specific to Maori, and ultimately all indigenous.
Our programmes have been designed to be culturally sensitive.
At Toitu te Ao, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts of support in 4 key areas.
Hauora - This is about your overall well-being providing a cultural holistic approach.
Aging - Addressing the effects of aging with HIV and what the effects are of consuming medication over a prolonged period of time.
Takatapui - Providing peer support dealing with the stigma discrimination.
Rangatahi - Reaching out to rangatahi who are within the biggest risk group of contracting HIV, providing education on safe sexual practices.
Toitu te Tangata
Toitu te Whenua
Toitu te Ao
Nau mai ra haere mai ra ki tenei wahanga hei pakari hoki te wairua te tinana te whatumanawa o te tangata! Tihei Mauri Ora
To offer independent support to those who feel they are not being heard and to ensure they are taken seriously and that their rights are respected. We work with Maori, Polynesian and indigenous people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and their whanau through a cultural lense.