7 September 2021

Message from Jo

Even as we head into the longer brighter days of Spring, as a nation we are again battling a significant community outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19. These are uncertain times, but PSO is here to help those in need, and we are working hard to protect all those in our care. Our Family Works Foodbank, social workers and financial mentors are supporting more and more people during the pandemic.

In this, we are driven by our mission, vision and values – the essence of which can be traced back to our foundation in 1906. We have worked hard this year to develop a modern expression of these important concepts, and I am pleased to be able to share those with you now.

Our Vision | Tō Mātou Matawhānui

Every person is valued and grows in a safe and strong community.

Our Mission | Tō Mātou Whakatakanga

We walk with people across the generations to create together places to live, learn and thrive. We call out injustice and advocate for positive social change.

Our Values | Ō Mātou Uara

Founded in our Christian faith we act with the values of integrity, respect, courage, manaaki and aroha.

We want the stories we tell in People to show how we are putting our goals and values into practice across all our work - in aged care, retirement living, social services, youth and community outreach and our opportunity shops.

Especially during these challenging times, I hope you find inspiration in our stories,and please know that we are incredibly grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers and friends.

Blessings to you all.

Jo Rowe
CEO Presbyterian Support Otago

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