News

Going the extra mile

If anyone knows anything about going the extra mile, it’s Robyn Colvin from Invercargill department store, H&J Smiths.

Posted: Thursday December 20, 2018

Funding in Focus: The Tindall Foundation

Family Works staff are set to gain invaluable knowledge and expertise early in 2019, when they take part in a five-day training course on trauma informed practice, thanks to the support of the Tindall Foundation.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating a Centennary

In 2019 Presbyterian Support Southland will celebrate 100 years of making a difference in the lives of Southlanders young and old.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Buddy

A mentoring programme that has positively impacted the lives of more than 300 Invercargill children has celebrated 20 years in the city.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Guardian Angels play a vital role in the local community

We see children, young people and their families when they are at their lowest point and need a hand to face life’s challenges.

Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Family Works are pleased to announce the introduction of their latest programme, Incredible Years Autism.

Created for parents of young children on the autism spectrum and key adult figures in their lives, this 14 week programme aims to provide support, encouragement, confidence and skills.

Posted: Tuesday September 18, 2018

Family Works Southland are preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s world

In a world of rapid change, young people require the right mix of information and skills to thrive and Family Works Southland’s mission is to make that transition as easy as possible with the launch of their new resource “Get Ready, Transitioning to Independence”.

Posted: Monday September 10, 2018

Prendergast to lead Presbyterian Support Southland

Mr Tim Loan, Chairman of Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Prendergast as its new Chief Executive commencing on Monday 9 July.

Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2018

Support of Local Funders “Invaluable”

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation, Community Trust of Southland and Central Lakes Trust have all re-committed to providing financial support to Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) for the next year.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Retreat to Celebrate Foster Carers

The Celebrating Carers Family Retreat was held at the YMCA’s Omaui Camp on the weekend of 3 March. Over fifty children and their carers attended the celebration. It is thanks to the ILT Foundation this weekend was possible, and a testament to why funding is so important.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Revamping Baby and You

Baby&You began as a simple idea to bring curated content for new parents right to their fingertips. It was brought to life by a student in his final year of SIT and despite a few glitches has seen great success. That is, until the app expired earlier this year.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Support of Local Funders “Invaluable”

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation and Community Trust of Southland have continued to show their support of Presbyterian Support Southland, all re-committing financial support to the organisation for the next year.

Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018

Making a Splash for Southland Families

An initiative offering free swimming lessons for children aged under 3 has proven to have huge benefits for both the children and parents involved.

Posted: Saturday March 24, 2018

Foster Caring for 20 Years

For the past 20 years Barbara and Rex McElligott have opened their home, their minds and their hearts to numerous children who have needed it.

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2018

PSS Chief Executive Peter Wards to Retire

After 22 years, Presbyterian Support Southland Chief Executive Peter Wards has announced he will retire at the end of October.

Posted: Sunday February 25, 2018

Scoring Goals with New Partnership

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has netted a new partnership with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel for the 2018 netball season, which will benefit both Enliven and Family Works.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Next Generation Display the Christmas Spirit

The number of children thinking of those less fortunate than themselves over Christmas has warmed the hearts of Family Works staff.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Foster Parents Needed

Family Works is putting out an urgent call for more foster parents, as demand continues to grow.

Posted: Tuesday February 20, 2018

Big and Little Buddies Both Benefit

Mataura woman Maree Gorman is making the most of early retirement and opting to give back to her community as a volunteer for the Buddy Programme.

Posted: Saturday January 20, 2018

Lighting up Christmas for Southland Kids

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public, who have donated hundreds of items to give to Southland children this Christmas.

Posted: Wednesday December 20, 2017