Methodist Mission Southern

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Change that works: Enough support and challenge for you to risk a better future.


Te Haahi Weterana o Aotearoa Methodist Mission Southern works to create positive, sustainable change for individuals and whanau throughout Otago and Southland. We lead with Change that works: Enough Support and challenge for you to risk a better future. He panonitanga huanuI: Nā te tautoko, nā te werowero ka hua ake tō ao.

While we currently achieve a lot, we know that with your support to 'mahia te mahi' keep doing the work, we will achieve even more.

We operate our successful youth transition and community services through our Youth Transition Houses in Dunedin, (YTH Ōtepōti, established 2018) and Invercargill (YTH Waihōpai, est. 2020), The Hub, Little Citizens Early Childhood Centre in South Dunedin which is also the home of ENGAGE our self-regulation in early childhood initiative, Next Step Training for youth, and adult education, community-based Client Support Services, speech language and communication needs, prison-based education, parenting and life-skill programmes, community parenting programmes, virtual reality learning tools, primary school STEM-engagement programmes, and a wide range of other successful, cutting-edge and proven research and evidence-based community-orientated programmes throughout the wider southern region.

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Methodist Mission Southern has been standing up for social justice in the Otago region since 1890. Methodist Mission Southern operatesYouth Transition House Ōtepoti, The Hub and Little Citizens Early Childhood Centres in South Dunedin and Milton, Next Step Training for youth and adult education. The Mission also delivers Parenting Through Separation throughout Otago, runs The Independent Information Service in Otago and Southland and delivers education and rehabilitation programmes at Corrections sites in Otago and Southland, plus a number of community-based support, advocacy and education programmes for a diverse range of clients.

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Good News for Young People in Otago and Southland  10 February 2021

Posted by: Methodist Mission Southern

The Mission have been successfully supporting young people (who would otherwise be homeless) with a place to live and support to transition to independent living, at the same time as developing their essential living skills, and enhancing their physical, mental and resilience. Residents are also supported in creating educational and employment pathways.

We opened our Dunedin youth residence in 2018 (YTH Ōtepōti) and we have successfully supported 48 young people to transition to independent living since then. Following on from this success we were delighted to be able to open a youth house supporting young people in Invercargill (YTH Waihōpai) in 2020, at the same time as we were successfully managing our response to COVID 19.

We are now actively engaged in the work required to provide a transitional housing for young mothers in Otago and Southland who are facing challenges around housing and support in 2021. We are working closely with a number of local service providers to best meet the needs of this group of young people and to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

If you would like to support us directly in this work you can make a Givealittle donation on this site, or contact the Mission for more information: 03 466 4600, or . Your donations will be gratefully received and can be applied towards our wider YTH programmes.

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