Posts Tagged ‘social services’

‘Mary’s Closet’ fills a gap in local social services

Monday, November 27th, 2023

When newcomers to Mary’s Closet first arrive, they’re often surprised. That’s because the space — which houses clothing, baby items, household products and more for families in need — feels more like a little shop than a typical social services facility. “We really, really wanted it to feel like a fun little boutique, like a Read more

Proposal for State to sell off 10,000 needy New Zealanders

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A newly released report proposes handing control of services for the 10,000 “highest-cost clients of the social services system” a new national “Better Lives” agency or to expanded “district health and social boards” (DHSBs), which would buy services from mostly non-government “navigators” to coordinate help for needy clients in their regions. The report says each Read more

The Salvation Armys lesser known social services

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Salvation Army is not the only organisation aiming to create a better society but it is the only one with uniforms and a military structure – its members are known as soldiers and have ranks. In Christchurch it has six churches (Belfast, Aranui, Sydenham, Linwood, Moorhouse Ave and Hornby) plus Family Stores selling secondhand Read more