Work with Adults, Parents, Whānau

The Christchurch Methodist Mission offers a range of support services for adults, parents, and whānau, which can help address a range of needs. Please see if any of the following can be of assistance.

Building Financial Capacity

Our financial mentors will work with you to develop a money plan that fits your situation and personal goals. Mentors also provide clients advocacy and support in their relations with organisations, such as Work and Income, banks, power companies, debt collection agencies and creditors. We can meet you in your home or in a neutral environment. We also offer Manage Your Money workshops for groups.

Always wanted to improve your money-saving skills? Our Incentive Saver programme can help you develop savings habits by matching dollar for dollar savings up to $500. Matched money is paid directly to organisations for education, health and wellbeing related costs for you or your whānau. Participation in the Incentive Saver programme involves four sessions with a financial mentor to support you to achieve your own savings goals.

The Incentive Saver team produces regular newsletters that you can download here to read at your leisure:

Incentive Saver March 2024

Incentive Saver April 2024

Incentive Saver May 2024

Incentive Saver June 2024

To find out more about our financial mentoring services and Incentive Saver programme, please contact us on 03 375 1470.

Social Workers and Psychologists

Our social workers and child & family psychologists provide home-based services to families needing assistance with parenting, managing children's challenging behaviour and family relationships. This includes working alongside foster carers, kin caregivers and others dealing with the complexities of looking after other people's children. They also work individually with children and young people who have experienced trauma and many changes in their lives, or who are struggling in school or the community. We also offer parent education sessions for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. 

Referrals through an Oranga Tamariki social worker or a CAF case manager. 

Group Programmes

Our group programmes offer personal growth and development in a friendly and informal setting. For more information on our courses or to book, please get in touch. 

Parent Works

ParentWorks is a two-stage group and homebased programme for parents who have children (0-13 years) who are in care or where there are acknowledged care and protection concerns. Referrals through an Oranga Tamariki social worker.

Woman Wise

Women should have the confidence to be all they can be. Woman Wise is a free course that helps women look ahead and change negative thought patterns and self-talk. By learning how to live with more self-belief, they can discover their full potential and fulfill life, employment and relationship goals. Woman Wise is run on request, with a minimum number of participants. We can run Woman Wise for your organisation, at a cost. 

Men on a Mission

Loneliness and difficulties opening up can be hard for men. Men on a Mission is a seven-week group programme that helps men develop strengths and skills, discuss issues and overcome isolation, by helping men with a range of services, activities, work or training opportunities. It includes basic cooking instruction, communication, life-skills and self-care information, guest speakers and outdoor activities. Men on a Mission is run in conjunction with The Salvation Army Hope Centre. This course is run during the second and fourth terms of the school year. 

For Woman Wise and Men on a Mission enquires, contact Rowena Dawson-Bovendeerd:
Ph: 027 818 7117