Tokoroa Council of Social Services

Our Story

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Community Connector

“Are you or someone in your household self-isolating due to a positive covid test or impacted by Covid-19?” We may be able to help you.!

Family Support Service

The Main emphasis of our service is to give client families better management skills in their everyday life. We visit them in their homes and help families to help themselves

Tamaiti Initiatives

Our program provides whanau with the tool and resources to make connections within our community. Health, Well-being, Budgeting, Employment goal setting – Connecting to local services and support systems

Health Coordinator / Older Persons Support

One of the primary objectives of this service is to ensure that accurate information on health and disability support services is reliable and readily accessible to people living in the South Waikato/Mangokino area. Margret also works with vulnerable older people providing advice, advocacy, support and information to older persons and their families.

Whanau Resilience

Our Service will be customised to meet the needs of Whanau and most importantly by their design. This service contains one on one work with the whanau, Assisting whanau to access services, and assisting whanau to achieve their long-term healing outcomes as. per whanau plan.

Social Workers In Schools (SWIS)

The SWIS service is available in school within the South Waikato to provide non-statutory assistance and support for children and their families.

Integrated Attendance Service

This service works alongside a majority of the schools around South Waikato ranging from Primary to High School, in an attempt to help Families and Schools provide the best support for truant students both enrolled and non-enrolled.

Family Wellbeing

Supporting Families to overcome difficulties that are impacting on children or young people

Family Harm

Support for families who are affected by family or domestic violence.  Advice, information and support is provided by South Waikato Pacific Island Community Services (SWPICS) and South Waikato Living Without Violence Trust.


Check out our amazing  people 

Our Staff

Meet Our Management Team

Josiah Teokotai

General Manager

Lana Ahomiro

Service Delivery Manager

Jess Wana

Senior Triage & Practice Lead

Lulu Cooper

Whanau Resilience Kaimahi & Team Lead

Our Staff

Meet Our Support Team

JoWanna Stothers

Family Wellbeing

Kahu Winikerei

Family Support Services

Tailah Bradnock

Family Support Services

Margaret Emerson

Health Coordinator & Older Persons Support

Taruna Petera

Tamaiti Initiatives

Leanna Teao

Community Connector

Our Staff

Meet Our School Supports Team

Kelli McKain

Social Worker

Candis Smiler

Social Worker

Red Clarke

Integrated Attendance Advisor – Non Enrolled

Gideon Letoga

Promotions & Truancy

Sione Levao

Programs Facilitator & Truancy

Our Staff

Meet Our Triage & Admin Team



Ana Teokotai

Triage / Admin Support


Admin Support

Lo Hauraki

Office Administration