NAU MAI HAERE MAI – GREETINGS AND WELCOME
Auckland Catholic Social Services
CSS is the social outreach agency of the Diocese of Auckland.
We exist to respond with Christ’s love to the needs and concerns of people.
All are welcome and our services are available to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
CSS Auckland has a long standing commitment to the well-being of people in our community.
Many of those we assist work against great odds to make positive changes for themselves and their families.
We are privileged to work with them.
Ko te Arohanui o Hehu Karaiti i Waenganui i ō Tātou Whānau
All people live and flourish in communities characterised by Christ’s compassion in our communities and charity – love in action.
Our focus is to advance the social conditions of communities, groups, families/whānau, and individuals, especially the disadvantaged by providing professional support services, guidance and assistance.
Our commitment is to work in a way which respects people’s ability to determine their own lives, irrespective of age, gender, ability, race, religious conviction or economic circumstances to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi & The Treaty of Waitangi.
At the heart of the Christian message and the Catholic tradition is a commitment to providing Social Services for people in difficulty regardless of their spiritual belief.
♦ Counselling and Social work ♦ Parenting assistance ♦ Prison Chaplaincy ♦ Advocating for change ♦ ♦ Mitigating poverty by strengthening relationships with various agencies ♦
♦ Responding to poverty through projects and partnerships ♦
♦ Working for justice and peace by supporting the Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission ♦
The Outcomes We Seek
People can flourish in their communities
Our communities are supportive of each other
People can access the resources they need for their wellbeing
Our Strategic Goals
People we work with are safe, secure and violence free in their family/whānau relationships
People we work with who are vulnerable are connected to their community and on a path to achieve their goals
People we work with have a safe, secure place to live so they can access the resources they need to live well in their community
People we work with are catalysts for change in order to mitigate poverty in their community
People we work with from refugee and migrant backgrounds are achieving their goals and are on a journey to participating in their communities