We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age
Enliven Central is part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central.
Our story started in 1909 when Reverend Dr. James Gibb, Minister of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Wellington, initiated a project to care for orphaned and destitute children.
This was at a time when a basic social welfare system was not in place in New Zealand. It was a time when care for older people was minimal. Presbyterian Support moved to meet the need.
Family Works Central
Our sister organisation, Family Works Central, is a family-centred social services agency. Family Works believes in empowering children, families, whānau and communities so they can ﬂourish and reach their full potential.
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but Family Works can support children, young people and families to make positive changes in their lives using the strengths and resources they already have.
Our services include social work, counselling and therapy, parenting programmes and family dispute resolution, mentoring and support for young people, as well as family violence prevention, restorative justice and community reintegration.