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$10,000 of dental work donated, one life changed

Stories | May 7th, 2020

Andrew from Symonds Street Dental and Rachel from Eden Orthodontics generously donated free dental and orthodontic work to a young person for as long as they needed it. This came to about $10,000 worth of work!

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$10,000 of dental work donated, one life changed

$10,000 of dental work donated, one life changed

Stories | May 7th, 2020

Andrew from Symonds Street Dental and Rachel from Eden Orthodontics generously donated free dental and orthodontic work to a young person for as long as they needed it. This came to about $10,000 worth of work!

"At his 16th birthday party were mostly paid professionals involved in his messy childhood."

"At his 16th birthday party were mostly paid professionals involved in his messy childhood."

Stories | February 28th, 2020

At Josh's party was his OT social worker, a social worker from a group home he lived in, his foster mum and one other foster parent. No friends his own age.

Video games, butter chicken and learning about triggers

Video games, butter chicken and learning about triggers

Stories | February 26th, 2020

Jackson’s mother suffered from several addictions and due to neglect, Jackson was responsible for his own self-care from a very young age.

“Hannah believes she’s a burden and inherently unlikeable.”

“Hannah believes she’s a burden and inherently unlikeable.”

Stories | February 25th, 2020

“Hannah* believes she’s a burden and inherently unlikeable.” Child Psychologist Hannah was 13 when she was referred to us.

Our very own waiata

Our very own waiata

Stories | November 5th, 2019

In October 2019, we went on our annual camp and wrote our very own waiata, which we then sung around the camp fire together.

Camp 2019 - our best camp ever!

Camp 2019 - our best camp ever!

Stories | October 31st, 2019

Last weekend, 75 of the Upside (then Brothers in Arms) whānau descended on the YMCA Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges for our annual camp, and it was epic!