Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Hapori
Caring for people, Caring for Community
Methodist Social Services offers FREE family / whanau based education programmes aimed at primary and intermediate aged children and their families. Koha / donations are welcomed. Our programmes require a parent / caregiver to attend alongside of the children. The
Counselling at Methodist Social services is oriented for change. It is a process that invites you to engage with yourself in relation to what is going on for you. Counselling hopes to open up pathways to you towards a better
Methodist Social Services (MSS) grew out of the local Wesley parish, and officially opened 53 years ago, in 1963.
Since that time MSS has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community.
Our centre is at 663 Main Street, Palmerston North. Our postal address is PO Box 1887, Palmerston North.
Our office is contactable Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9 and 4.30 on 06 3500307. Evening appointments may be available on Thursdays.
Today we offer family, couples, children’s and individual counselling services. We also offer a social work support and advocacy service, as well as operating a foodbank for community and clients. We also have a team of tutors running whanau / family based education programmes, Parenting Through Separation, and Kia Manu Kia Ora for men.
Our social work, whanau / family based education programmes and social work support services are provided FREE to community. Our counselling is offered at ‘low cost’.
We work closely with other agencies, and if we are unable to best meet your needs we will look to refer you to the agency who can.
Information about our sister organisation Goodwill and their two op shops is included in the tab attached to this page. Their fantastic bargain-friendly op shops help us to work with community.
Welcome to our new website, we hope that you will find it easy to navigate, and that the information is relevant to you. We look forward to working with you. Nici Scott-Savage (Manager) and the MSS Team “Our