Tasman Leader : August 8th 2013
29 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 8, 2013 NEWS EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST We are now looking for expressions of interest from Choirs interested in performing in 'Voices for Hospice', a concert celebrating the World Palliative Care Day on Sunday 13th October 2013 to be held at Nelson College. Contact Hamish on 03 5483797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 5537103AA to learn more phone 03 546 2835 Get your ads working for you Useful tips for advertising #2 Your advert needs to stand out from the crowd and grab people's attention -- a fantastic heading or visual can do this well. We can help make your advert POP! MAKE A STATEMENT Get Safe is now SVS - Living Safe By ALASTAIR PAULIN Victim support and anti- domestic violence coun- selling services in Motueka have been taken over by SVS - Living Safe. Get Safe Motueka, a group with a proud history from its roots as the original Motueka Men s Sup- port Group in the late 1980s, is winding up. SVS - Living Safe manager Dee Cresswell said the transition had been a long time coming, with Get Safe Motueka doing extensive consultation over the past two to three years to determine that winding up and having its services provided by a larger organisation was the best option for the 150 or so clients it helps in Motueka every year. Dee said the public should not notice any change to the services provided, but having a larger organisation behind the scenes should mean better backroom support in the form of stronger governance and more resources to ensure the services stability. The precursor to Get Safe Motueka was a drop-in group originally set up by a proactive and talented group of local men to support change for men she said. In 1992, as a response to a par- ticularly bad year of local violence, the group began to provide men s anger management programmes. These were initially run twice a year with small groups of mainly self-referred men funded through Department of Justice grants. The group continued to evolve, winning Family Court approval in the 1990s and changing its name to Get Safe Motueka. Dee said it was a courageous move by Get Safe s board to decide to wind up. SVS - Living Safe provides professional support and solutions for families and individuals living with violence. In Motueka, its base is at the former community hospital in Courtney St, where is has four staff, supplemented by a manager and team leader based in Nelson. The organisation provides intervention, education, coun- selling and support to help people affected by violence to break the cycle. It has services specifically targeted towards teenagers, men, women and families. It receives referrals through the Justice system, CYFs and Police, other agencies and people also self-refer to the organisation s services. Dee said it also provided education to other groups who may be on the front lines in family violence such as doctors and emergency services, as well as groups such as Golden Bay Community Workers. SVS - Living Safe is funded by the Ministry of Social Develop- ment and the Ministry of Justice as well as by private philan- thropists. Nurse's mission gets support By HELEN MURDOCH Donation dance: George Stone of Nelson Lodge gives Waimea's Sioux Linedancers a cheque for volunteer nurse Heleen Boonstoppel. Photo: SUPPLIED Waimea s Sioux Linedancers support of Motueka nurse Heleen Boonstoppel s epic three-year volunteer stint Bangladesh has been given a $600 boost thanks to two anonymous donations and a cheque from Lodge Nelson. The Motueka nurse left in July to work with Kiwi Dr Edric Baker at the hospital he established in Bangladesh to serve the poor in an isolated rural area, called the Kailakuri Health Care Project. She will also work with the diabetes clinic and a mother and child clinic. The Waimea linedancers have been performing to support Heleen, who requires around $150 a month to meet her personal needs while she is at the hospital. Team leader Sue Wilson said lodge secretary George Stone came out to Club Waimea to present the money late last month. She has been in touch with Heleen who is overwhelmed and humbled by the support of the people who don t even know her. Sue said Heleen has been in contact with a seed organisation in Dhaka via a Dutch company to support her plans to develop a vegetable garden at Kailakuri. The project s ideology is the poor sustain and build the village through working on projects to empower them to care for one another at grassroots level.
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