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Churches and other groups are all called to be an agent of change in our communities.

Together with Presbyterian Support Northern we have the heart, the mind and the willing hands to bring about social transformation to vulnerable families.

What do we do?

Our mission as the Community Relations team is to facilitate, develop ideas and resources with the Presbyterian churches and schools. We also build relationships with community groups to bring about social transformation.

We work with all our PSN services to raise awareness of the social issues impacting tāmariki and whānau. Using community-led development principles we co-design grassroots initiatives with diverse stakeholders to build the capability and capacity to help their communities flourish.

A few of these initiatives are Te Taurahere Whatumanawa, the Heart Strings project in Taneatua, Wairiki Whanau Mentoring in Whākatane, Communities Feeding Communities, Auckland Shoebox Christmas, and the Christmas food hampers.

Take Action!

We’re always open to new ideas and ways of collaborating through a community engagement lens to prevent social issues from escalating.

Could you be that community advocate who walks alongside someone?

Reflection:

Have you identified the safe spaces in your community? And where can there be more safe places for our tamariki and whānau? What does this look like in your local area?

Where to start?
Contact Anne Overton, Community Relationship Manager anne.overton@psn.org.nz / 027 520 8653 or

Cindy Jang-Barlow, Community Relationship Advisor Cindy.Jang-Barlow@psn.org.nz / 021 359 298