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Celebrating new beginnings for Tauawhi Men’s Centre

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​​​​​​Tauawhi Men’s Centre, a service of Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC), is being gifted to independent Tauawhi Charitable Trust on 30 June 2023. It was jointly agreed that Tauawhi Men’s Centre can be set up for the best future and continue to grow community services under the independent entity. Sanja Majstorović, PSEC CEO, shares best wishes for the growth ahead, “PSEC reflects on the positive changes that Tauawhi Men’s Centre has brought to men and their whānau. We support the team fully as they continue their journey to do meaningful work in community.” Tim Marshall from Tauawhi Men’s Centre looks to the hope-filled future, “We are hugely grateful for the faith that PSEC showed in the establishment of Tauawhi and the organisational support they have provided since. It was always the plan for us to become independent and now that we are in a position to see this become a reality, we are looking forward to the opportunity to build on our vision of creating a community of caring men in Tairāwhiti”

Signing of the gifting agreement from PSEC to Tauawhi Charitable Trust. Left is Jeremy Muir, Chair of Tauawhi Charitable Trust, Right is Tobias Taylor, PSEC Board member and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee.

Tauawhi Men’s Centre as a service of PSEC has built management capabilities and acquired revenue from government agencies and other local funders. PSEC is grateful for its supporters including government funders and donors. Tauawhi Charitable Trust is well positioned to build further capacity and receive support from local community and funders. For the past twelve years, PSEC has proudly financially supported the vital work of Tauawhi Men’s Centre over and above the partial funding received. PSEC has a history and ethos of developing services to set them up for the best future performance, with many legacy examples over the years, Nikau Centre, Residential Elder Care, and Cranford Hospice.

PSEC will continue to invest its resources to support Tairāwhiti communities through its Family Works service. Family Works supports and empowers families and whānau in the Tairāwhiti area – from Gisborne to Pōtaka – to be safe, secure, and well, and live to their potential. Services include social work, counselling, safety programmes, and youth work to help build strong, independent, resilient whānau. Visit Family Works Tairāwhiti at Te Whare o Te Pā Harakeke, 64 Customhouse Street, Gisborne. Look for the green door. Nau mai, Haere mai.

Enquiries can be directed to PSEC CEO, Sanja Majstorović, by calling 06 877 8193.


Click here to read the Gisborne Herald article published 6 June 2023: Tauawhi to build on ‘vision of creating a community of caring men in Tairāwhiti’

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