Presbyterian Support Services (South Canterbury) Incorporated

Presbyterian Support South Canterbury is the largest charitable service provider in South Canterbury. We provide a broad range of social services including Enliven Aged Care and Community Services and Family Works which is the division that provides social services for our tamariki, rangatahi and their family and whānau. Family Works delivers a variety of services and programmes to our communities most vulnerable people and is only partially funded. Working with over 1000 local families each year, our services are in great demand in our community – Grants, Fundraising and support from donors and the public is essential to keep programmes like ‘Free to be Me’ Family Violence programmes, The Buddy Mentoring Programme, Hidden Treasures parenting programme, our food bank and other services operating. Last year our organisation proudly celebrated 100 years of service provision in South Canterbury. Our longevity reflects our capacity to successfully identify and respond rapidly to change at multiple levels. Helping the most vulnerable people in our community is central to our mission.

Carolyn Cooper
Family Support Services