Wellington Catholic social services annual review 2018
The annual report of Catholic social services of the Archdiocese of Wellington details many of the ways in which the social service agency has worked to enable people facing challenges to again flourish in their families and communities.
The full 2018 Annual Review is available to download.
During the 2017-2018 financial year, Wellington Catholic social services’ team of counsellors and social workers have worked with many individuals and families who have been struggling with the challenges of daily life, to build resilience and flourish within their communities.
Hospital chaplains have provided support to patients and their families when they have been vulnerable, and prison chaplains at Arohata and Rimutaka prisons have provided spiritual and emotional support as a well as a “listening ear”.
Our healthcare coordinator has provided support to the clergy of the Archdiocese, while our community organiser has led the Archdiocese response to the Kaikōura/Marlborough earthquake.
Catholic social services (CSS) has worked alongisde the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, the Red Cross and numerous parish and community groups to set-up homes for former refugees arriving in Wellington, including the collection of household and pantry items.