What We Do

KYS is one of the largest NGO’s and providers of community services in Kāpiti and operates over five sites, which includes three school-based services. We have over 5700 rangatahi accessing our services – this represents approximately 68% of the youth population in Kāpiti.

Services and programmes offered include doctor and and nurse appointments (Primary Health), psychology, counselling, alcohol and drug services, social work, mentoring, parenting, peer support, financial capability (budgeting), LGBTQIA+, Youth Services that support rangatahi Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), Transition Services and various youth development programmes within schools and the wider community. Staff are passionate about providing services and programmes which truly make a difference.

KYS is currently the only service within Kāpiti that provides a wraparound service for rangatahi within one agency.  We are committed to being inclusive; acknowledging and encouraging diversity and being reflective of the community we work in.