All Charities Children Community Support Our charities
Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou
Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou exists to support the tamariki and whānau of people in prison to create positive futures for themselves.
Children of people in prison carry an invisible sentence, one of stigma and shame that goes unnoticed in our current justice system.
Children of people in prison are often socially and economically isolated and with no support are 9.5x more likely to go to prison themselves.
The main objective of Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou is to build a community where every child who has a parent or caregiver in prison or serving a community sentence, has access to support and appropriate services; to create a positive future for themselves.
Pillars' mahi consists of programmes which range across wrap-around social work services for whānau and mentoring for children.
They work in prisons and the community and have a team of well trained, experienced staff in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Ōtautahi (Christchurch) as well as services in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Waihōpai (Invercargill).
Their goal is to help stop intergenerational offending, so children of people in prison do not become the next generation incarcerated.
By supporting Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou, you are allowing tamariki and rangatahi of people in prison to be supported in all aspects of life, so they can stride into the future with confidence.