What Makes Us Special
Our centre is at 663 Main Street, Palmerston North. Our postal address is PO Box 1887, Palmerston North. Our office is contactable Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm on 06 3500307. Evening appointments may be available on Tuesdays.
We offer family, couples, children’s and individual counselling services, social work support, as well as emergency food support (foodbank). We also have a team of tutors running whanau / family based education programmes, and the Ministry of Justice programme Parenting Through Separation.
Our social work, whanau / family based education programmes and social work support services are provided FREE to community. Our professional counselling is offered at low cost. We work closely with other agencies, and if we are unable to best meet your needs we will look to refer you to the agency who can.
Methodist Social Services
Starting my Social Service journey in 2000 training as a Social Worker through Te Wananga Aotearoa in the Wairarapa, 22 years later I find my journey has brought me to the Manawatu.
Throughout my years within service, I have worked with in Mental Health, AOD Services and Disability Supports, recently moving from the Salvation Army in 2022 to methodist Social Services to look at the development of community services and to establish a supported model of food sustainability.
I am committed to the local community we serve and endeavour to bring services that achieve growth and personal development that will be sustainable past our supports.
I look very forward to the development of services and the growth within current services provided, I look forward to the opening of our Community Social Supermarket in August 2023 with the hope of supporting as many as we can during these tough times.