Seasons for Growth
Seasons for Growth programmes operate in various parts of New Zealand. Our parish of St. Paul's Milford makes various arrangements to give help and support to the Seasons for Growth programme that is conducted on the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and parts of north-west Auckland.
This programme is offered to children, teenagers and adults who are feeling the effects of loss or change in their lives, whether it be of family separation, divorce, death of a parent or sibling, change of school/geographic area/country, imprisonment of a family member, or other significant changes.Many heart-warming messages from participants and parents/caregivers tell us what a remarkable difference our Seasons for Growth programme has had on their lives.
When they start the programme participants are very often sad, withdrawn and even angry, with either little or no interest in their school lessons, social activities, or anything else in their lives. It is noticeably clear that they need support to get back on top of life once again. By the end of the programme participants are almost always totally different people. They are lively, have a smile on their face, and are interested once again in their studies, their home and their environment. It makes that much difference!
As one carer said: "It is hard to imagine the years of misery my child could have gone through without the assistance that Seasons for Growth provides."
Our Seasons for Growth programme operates and is supported by parishes in the Hauraki Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of Auckland – North Shore and Hibiscus Coast. Some programmes are also run in north-west Auckland – Helensville, Parakai, Kumeu/Huapai, and West Harbour.
A Management Committee is responsible for carrying out administrative arrangements for Seasons North Shore. This committee is made up of members from a number of North Shore parishes.
Donations are welcomed from people who would like to support the Seasons Programme and can be made to The Treasurer, Seasons North Shore, c/- St. Paul's Anglican Church, 10 Otakau Road, Milford. Donations made are tax deductible.
For enrolments and other information please contact our Coordinator below:
Mrs Cushla Pierce
There is more information about the Seasons for Growth programmes on www.goodgrief.org.au.