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A little about us

Presbyterian Support has provided social services in the upper South Island for over 100 years. We've come a long way since we had a handful of children's homes in Christchurch!

Our vision is for a just, compassionate and inclusive society and our mission is to support children, young people, whānau/families and older people to be safe, strong and connected.

Our stories

"Margaret Ellmers might have decided to retire but the 80-year-old isn’t the type to sit back on her laurels and let the days drift by."
The kindness of Margaret
"When Davis* was the victim of bullying at school, his behaviour changed but when he started working with a Presbyterian Support social worker, life got a little easier."
When school isn't 'fine'
"Becoming increasingly isolated, far from her native Fiji, Bella* found new friends at Enliven's HomeShare."
HomeShare helps an older new, New Zealander

The facts

Whānau/families
Whānau/families

We have helped over 3,000 whānau/families to learn, grow and thrive.

Volunteers
Volunteers

Last year 215 volunteers donated 20,186 hours of their time to help us.

Enliven
Enliven

770 older people/kaumātua attended our Enliven day programmes.

More information

Want to get involved?
Want to get involved?

Our volunteers are vital to the work we do at Presbyterian Support. In fact, we couldn't do without them! Find out more about how you can get involved.

Talk to us
Talk to us

If you want to find out what support we can offer, provide feedback on our services or help us with time and money, we'd love to hear from you.

What we do with donations
What we do with donations

No matter how large or small, every donation counts, is used locally and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a positive difference to the lives of others.

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