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Who we help

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Creating a better New Zealand for everyone

Our mission is for a just, compassionate and inclusive society. We support those who need it most to feel safer, stronger and more positively connected to their families/whānau and to their communities.

Our social services are community-based and located throughout the Upper South Island.

We are here to help

Families
Families

We'll help you to build healthy relationships within your family/whānau. Our Family Works service offers free, professional support, working alongside your whānau when and how you need it.

Young People
Young People

Are you young and on your own? If things aren't working out, Family Works is here to support you and ensure that you access the help you need. We'll help you get ahead and create a brighter future!

Children
Children

Worried about your child/tamariki? We can help them to thrive! Family Works offers a range of caring, free services for tamariki. We'll work with you, your child and their school, to understand and resolve any problems.

Older People
Older People

We'll support you to stay active and build your social network. Our Enliven programmes ensure that older New Zealanders/kaumātua have access to the support they need to be safe, healthy and independent. 

The facts

Families/whānau
Families/whānau

Last year we helped over 3,000 families/whānau 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.

Our stories

"Melbin Varghese saw a great opportunity to meet people when he saw an ad for a volunteer van assistant to help transport Enliven members to and from their homes."
Meet Melbin Varghese
"When Becky's son started acting up at school, a parenting course proved to be a winner!"
Help for the whole whānau
"Becoming increasingly isolated, far from her native Fiji, Bella found new friends at Enliven's HomeShare."
HomeShare helps an older new, New Zealander

More information

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.

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.

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.

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