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You can choose where your money goes

Your donation will make real, positive change in the lives of others.
To make a donation over the phone, call the PSEC Freephone number: 0800 002 953

Where the need is greatest

East Coast people from all walks of life are facing challenges and crises every day. Our qualified team supports 2,000 children and families, older people, and disabled people each year to make positive changes and live good lives.

What your money is used for

Your donation will help PSEC provide vital social services to support disabled people, older people, children, and families across the East Coast. Choosing to donate to where the need is greatest helps us to remain responsive to those who need our support most right now.

Older People

Disadvantaged older people across the East Coast are struggling with loneliness, social isolation, and carer stress.

What your money is used for

Your donation will help Older People who are still living at home to remain socially connected and part of our community. Carers need a break too and our programmes at Enliven support older people, those living with dementia or living alone to meet, connect and enjoy some stimulating activities. Falls are not a part of normal life and can be life changing for an older person living at home. Your donation can help older people live their best life, with independence, purpose, companionship, meaningful activity and fun each and every day.

Disabled People

Disabled people across the East Coast are facing real, everyday challenges every day.

What your money is used for

Your donation will help disabled people to have the choice to make decisions to steer their journey through life. Disabled people are encouraged to explore who they are and what they are passionate about and supported to develop an aspirational vision for their future, and to have plans and actions to achieve their goals. Trained staff work alongside disabled people and their whānau to explore who they are, who they want to be, and how they could get there.

Children and Families

At Family Works we see children, young people, and their families when they are at their lowest point and need support to face life’s challenges. What we all want is a lasting and successful outcome for families. Our experience show that this is what works for children.

What your money is used for

Your donation will help local children and families access specialist help to rebuild their lives. You can make the most difference by joining our Guardian Angel regular giving programme and help traumatised children to feel safe at home today.


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A message from Sanja

Sanja Majstorović has been PSEC’s Chief Executive for over 12 years. In this short video Sanja shares her passion for PSEC’s work on the East Coast and invites you to get involved – as a regular donor, employee, volunteer, or business supporter.


No, Presbyterian Support East Coast is not a church or a faith-based charity specifically. Presbyterian Church members founded Presbyterian Social Services Association of Hawke’s Bay and Poverty Bay (as PSEC was known in 1946) which has influenced the charity’s name.
The Presbyterian Support East Coast Board is made up of elected members from the community and Presbytery representatives and is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the organisation. The Board also establishes advisory committees to provide specialist strategic advice to the Board.
PSEC has 220 staff and 150 volunteers across various sites in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne.
PSEC was formed in 1946 and was known at that time as Presbyterian Social Services Association of Hawke’s Bay and Poverty Bay.
Presbyterian Support East Coast provides social services to disabled people, older people, and children and families through their services – Enliven and Family Works.
“Very pleased – you can achieve anything!”
Feedback about Enliven Disability Community Services
“I look forward to attending twice weekly for company and friendship.”
Feedback about Enliven Older People
“I have people around me who care about me. It’s that human contact and the conversation at the end of the day.”
Colleen Dewson, feedback about Enliven Older People
“Great safety programme – learnt a lot about how to keep myself safe now and in the future. Recommend it to other women in a domestic violence relationship.”
Feedback about Family Works