Who we are
Presbyterian Support has provided social services in the upper South Island region for over 112 years. While we operate as a separate entity to the Presbyterian Church, our name is a celebration of our beginnings, our heritage and the values we share.
Operating under a federation structure, the seven regional Presbyterian Support organisations (including Presbyterian Support, Upper South Island) are governed, managed and operated separately in order to best respond to local needs.
The seven organisations come together under the Presbyterian Support federation to share information, best practice ideas and, where possible, to share resources. Collectively we are one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest not-for-profit health and social service providers. For more details about services available in other regions, please visit ps.org.nz.
Our vision is for a just, compassionate and inclusive society and our mission is to support children/tamāriki, young people/rangatahi, families/whānau and older people/kaumātua to be safe, strong and connected.
Presbyterian Support Upper South Island is a registered charity and relies on the support of individuals, groups and organisations to carry out our important work in the community. If you would like to help us make a difference please consider making a donation.