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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

"Hilary Childs is one of our amazing volunteers who previously worked at Presbyterian Support as a receptionist and administrator for a tremendous 30 years. "
Long career to natural volunteer
"Graham* had been bedridden for months whilst awaiting surgery. With his mobility issues, he needed help finding suitable housing that
would be available once he left hospital."
Finding a suitable place to recover
"Lucas* is a 15-year-old who realised in intermediate school that he was different. He tried to ignore what he was feeling, but his mental health plummeted and he tried to take his own life."
Providing a safe space to talk
"As a whānau of five, the Greenwood* family were struggling financially and unable to provide enough food or buy essential winter clothes to satisfy their basic needs."
Accessing the right tools to thrive

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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