Anglican Care Network
The Anglican Care Network is a network of social service agencies, parish based programmes and interchurch groups that have links to the Tikanga Pakeha of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Network aims to be ”an expression of the love of Christ and the mission of the Church in loving service and working towards justice and equality for all in society.”
Baptist Churches of New Zealand
Baptist Churches in New Zealand are involved in a wide range of community ministries throughout the country, early childhood services, food banks, budgeting services, community housing projects, children’s and youth work, older adult care services, and work amongst new immigrants. The National Community Ministries team networks with local Baptist faith communities and their social services.
Catholic Social Services
Social services within the Catholic Church are delivered in a huge variety of ways. The religious orders of the church have long histories of working with people on the margins, such as the Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Compassion, Society of St Vincent de Paul and the Little Sisters of the Poor. The six dioceses of the Catholic Church in New Zealand also include other social service agencies. Caritas is the justice and development agency of the church including working with the various forms of peace and Justice activity of the church around New Zealand.
Methodist Church of New Zealand
Methodist Mission Aotearoa is the network of the six social service agencies linked to the Methodist Church in Aotearoa New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa. Those agencies provide services covering many parts of the country and a wide range of support: Methodist Mission Northern – Lifewise, Hamilton Methodist City Action, Palmerston North Methodist Social Services, Wesley Community Action (Wellington), Christchurch Methodist Mission, and the Dunedin Methodist Mission.
Presbyterian Support New Zealand
Presbyterian Support NZ’s seven regional social service organisations are among the largest providers of social services in New Zealand. Presbyterian Support agencies work with older people, people with disabilities, families at risk, children and young people. Many Presbyterian Support services are offered through the Enliven and Family Works brands.
Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory
The Salvation Army is involved in providing a huge range of support services throughout the country. They offer assistance with welfare, addictions, home care, accommodation, employment services and much more. As well as this, the Salvation Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit provides policy analysis and research to support social changes to eradicate poverty and strengthen the social framework of New Zealand.