The 2017 CSS Annual Report outlines ways in which Catholic social services of the Archdiocese of Wellington has supported people to start to flourish again in families and communities.
The work of Wellington CSS in the 2016/2017 financial year has included counselling and social work support to individuals and families faced with challenges; hospital and prison chaplaincy to people at vulnerable times in their lives; leading the Archdiocesan response to the Kaikōura/Marlborough earthquakes; and continuing to support refugee resettlement in Wellington through setting-up homes and collecting household and pantry items.
Our 2017 year has also included discernment about how we can be more in solidarity with the poor and homeless of Wellington, which has included accepting an invitation from the Sisters of Compassion to join them in their Tory St building, and moving our offices to above the Soup Kitchen.
Please read more about our activities as we have worked to respond to the needs around us, and to heed Pope Francis's call to "love, not with words, but with deeds"
Previous Annual Reports are also available here: