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Here we share a diverse range of updates and stories that reflect the heart of our organisation. These updates go beyond client stories to encompass a broader spectrum, including organisational news, community highlights, and our staff and volunteer journeys.

Our stories serve as powerful reminders of our charity's mission: to enhance the mana of whānau to be safe, resilient and connected. Guided by our dedicated team of trained social workers, psychologists, and counsellors, these individuals have navigated their challenges with audacity, reinforcing our commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. 

"On June 15th, we observe World Elder Abuse Day, a crucial day dedicated to raising awareness about the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults. "
Recognising and Preventing Elder Abuse
"Linwood Club Members took a virtual trip to Alegria, hosted by our incredible programme assistant Martine, and her family. "
Exploring Traditions and Culture
"Meet Sam*, a young man in his 20’s who faced challenges in the care system, but never stopped striving for a brighter future. "
Driven by Determination
"The Pōua Group is a dedicated space for male kaumātua/older people to come together, share stories, and explore the local culture and heritage."
Fostering Fun and Fellowship
"Meet Sione*, a man in his mid-60s, guided by faith and community connections. Despite his strong ties, Sione battled with extreme social anxiety and persistent self-doubt."
"I've still got so much to give"
"Athol, a member of our Tōtara Club in Nelson, found renewed inspiration for painting after seven years of creative block that dampened his enthusiasm. "
Rekindling Creativity at Totara
"We’re delighted to share the ongoing success of our 2023 Christmas Giving Programme! Thanks to generous donations, whānau across our regions received heartwarming surprise gifts."
Festive Reflections
"Ian’s woodworking journey flourishes with financial mentoring, ensuring his passion endures. "
Crafting Resilience
"We're thrilled to announce that, thanks to your support, we raised an astounding $37,178 from our Spring and Summer appeals. "
Supporting brighter tomorrow's!
"In a significant milestone, our Board recently bestowed Andrew Johnston, our esteemed Board Co-Chair, with a lifetime membership in recognition of his remarkable twenty years of governance service."
Celebrating Milestones
"The Crawford* family had experienced some dark days, however, with care and kindness, they’re on a brighter path together. "
Healing brighter, together
"The Dennis Moore Memorial Scholarship enables West Coast young people, who reside there permanently, to gain a scholarship to further their education. "
Our 2023 Scholarship Winners
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