Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki

 

Jan Smeaton

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Jan Smeaton has been the Manager at Waihi Community Resource Centre for 4 ½ years.  She has a counselling background and has previously been a Manager for Hauraki Victim Support and Whangamata Community Services Trust.  She retains a small counselling practice independently from her Manager’s role and is still actively involved in the less physical activities of the family dairy farm.  A keen interest has been advocating for the retention of social services in rural communities and for the continued existence of community based organisations to provide those services.  

Waihi Community Resource Centre opened in 1986 and has undergone several transformations since then.  They currently provide contracted services for Oranga Tamariki such as Family Support, Youth Support and Strengthening Families and are part of the Integrated Safety Response Waikato pilot.  The Centre hosts a range of other providers through a room hire service and engages in a range of collaborative and community development projects to benefit the local community.
 

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Waihi Community Resource Centre Team