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Our stories

Children three classroom

The people we work with, the trials they face, the challenges they hope to overcome are told in the many stories we have written (with their consent).

Their stories remind us of why we are a charity, dedicated to helping vulnerable children, young people, families/whānau and older people so that they can have meaningful, connected lives.

"Maria is a lively 18-year-old who has come leaps and bounds over the last two years and her star is rising!"
A star is rising
"When a young person's future is uncertain the Youth Service team will help them get the financial assistance and support they need."
A step in the right direction
"When Ashburton knitters get together they create much needed winter woollies for vulnerable families/whānau."
In this together
"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
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