'Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Matthew 25:40
Works of Mercy
- housing and tenancy concerns
- responding to immediate need
- supporting family/whanau and children
- assistance with filling out forms and referee declarations
- home visits and prison visits
- information and referral
Encouraging community led action by
- raising awareness of local issues and concerns
- encouraging neighbourhood and community participation
- supporting local initiatives
- participating in process to influence those who exercise power and make decisions affecting the lives of people
Seasons for Growth Programme
We facilitate the Seasons for Growth adult programme which works with people to help them understand and express their experiences of change. As trained companions we facilitate both the seminar and the small group programmes.
The Seminar Programme 'Understanding Change, Loss and Grief' is designed for use in a wide variety of contexts where groups and individuals are seeking to deepen their general understanding of the nature and impact of change, loss and grief on their lives or in their workplace.
The Small Group Programme 'Exploring the Seasons of Grief' is designed to provide an in-depth understanidng of the impact of loss and grief on an individual's wellbeing. It is an education programme which explores the effects of change, loss and grief. It does not provide counselling.
AUTUMN Embracing the Change WINTER Honouring my Story
SPRING Living with Hope SUMMER Empowering through change
The Seasons for Growth® programme was first developed in 1996 with funding provided by the Mary McKillop Foundation. The Australian owned not-for-profit organisation, Good Grief Ltd, is responsible for the development of the programme.
Advocating for Social Justice
We recognise that there are often social, economic and political structures that render people in need and make it more difficult for them to enjoy a just share in the goods of the earth. Where we can we speak up and contribute to processes to influence the decision makers to safeguard people’s rights and the common good.
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2016 - Parliamentray Parties Inquiry into Homelessnes (August)
2016 - Proposed Future of Counties Manukau Health Land (July)
2016 - Social Security Rewrite Bill (June)
2016 - Residential Tenancies Amedment Bill (January)
2016 - Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Inquiry (January)
2015 - Auckland Council Review of Existing Alcohol Bans (July)
2014 - Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy LAP (July)
2013 - Social Housing Reform Bill (June)
2012 - Social Security (Youth Support and Word Focus) Amendment Bill (April)
2012 - Green Paper on Vulnerable Children (February)
2011 - Wiri Prison Inquiry Draft Decision Report (August)
2011 - Wiri Prison Inquiry Representation (May)
2011 - Wiri Prison Inquiry Brief of Evidence (March)
2011 - Alcohol Reform Bill (February)
2010 - Social Assistance (Future Focus) Bill (April)
2009 - Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill (June)
2007 - Social Security Amendment Bill (February)