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Bernard’s ‘bits and bobs’

Bernard at work

From his Auckland garage, retired telephone technician Bernard spends many an hour dismantling donated cast-off electronic gear. He is driven by a desire to reduce landfill waste and to support good works. By selling electronic components or scrap metal, he and his team of like-minded others have raised thousands of dollars for charities—including $8,000 in…

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Farewell to Jillian Parsons

Jillian Parsons

Recently we farewelled Jillian Parsons, affectionately known to staff as ‘Whaea Jill’. Jillian joined Iosis in 2006 and worked in a number of social work, facilitator and counselling roles, most recently as counsellor/programme facilitator at Merivale. The number of lives she has impacted in her time with us is immeasurable. As colleagues and friends, we…

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Winter Warmers appeal overwhelms

Wendy holds winter warmer items

When a tornado ripped through her neighbourhood on the morning of 19 June 2021, Wendy Barthow suddenly got a new comprehension of the word ‘cold’. The roof of her family home was partially torn off and several windows shattered. With the power off, and until temporary fixes could be made, the only place to stay…

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Māori Development Leader appointed

Teina Mita

Iosis recently appointed its first Māori development leader. Teina Mita, formerly the Iosis counselling and men’s development team leader, took up the new role on 12 April 2021. “We are blessed at Iosis with a multicultural team, which has influenced the way we work with families. But while we have had many passionate champions for…

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Meet Eloise, Iosis Social Worker

Eloise joined Iosis in 2019 as a Social Worker and is based at St Anne’s Catholic School, located next door to Iosis on Russell Road. She previously worked for Family Works, part of Presbyterian Support Northern.

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In the spirit of Christmas – thank you!

Our thanks to all of our big-hearted supporters this Christmas.  Eastview Baptist made a donation towards food parcels and toys for Iosis families, while Life Community Trust provided food parcels for families. We also received generous gifts from The Children’s Corner in Howick (thank you Diane) and Care-A-Lot in Stanley Point (thank you Michelle). Lastly,…

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Merivale: a truly transformative ‘safe place’ for mothers and children.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and for mothers who are struggling to cope, Merivale is that village.  A unique, long-term residential programme specifically designed for mothers who’ve been impacted by abuse, addiction or neglect, it provides a unique opportunity for the child to remain with mum in a supportive, secure…

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Iosis Community Award winners: Dione & Jonathan Read

Every year Iosis recognises the amazing work of someone in the community who goes above and beyond to transform family life.  In 2019, the $1200 prize was awarded to Dione and Jonathan Read, who were nominated by Iosis Social Worker, Rebekah Marshall.  “I was so delighted when they were selected,” says Rebekah. “They are a…

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