Arataki Ministries is a charitable organisation with offices in Whangarei, Dargaville and Maungaturoto. Since 1991 we have provided support to people with mental health and/or addiction issues in the Northland area. We are a separate organisation, but are strongly linked with the Whangarei Central Baptist Church. As our name suggests, we are a Christian organisation. We fully respect and work with people from all ‘walks of life’ regardless of faith, sexual identity or orientation, ethnicity etc. Our mission is to simply reflect God’s love for people in a respectful and non-judgemental manner and to do good work in the community we live and work in.
We pride ourselves in putting our clients and their family/whanau first.
Our job complements that of the public health system (DHB) with staff working for the DHB focusing on mental state, medication, and legal aspects, while staff from Arataki Ministries focus on people maintaining wellness and living full and satisfying lives. We view the client as the architect of her/his life and work in partnership. This includes engaging with family/whanau. We also aim to provide an excellent work environment for our staff.