SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY
One-to-One Free Social Work Support
Do you feel 'stuck'? Alone? Under pressure? Don't know where else to turn?
Our kind and experienced social workers can assist you with many life challenges, including:
Material/ financial hardship
Goal-setting, life direction
We can connect you with other services as needed. Our social workers, Jo and Dana, know the community well and can help you find skilled assistance for many different situations.
We don't have a magic wand but we do our best to help you to find your strengths, discover support options, and make choices to improve your life and the well-being of your family/whanau.
Sometimes it helps to have another listening ear or moral support at important meetings.
We can accompany you to appointments with:
Work & Income
Dana King Community Social Worker
Kia ora, my name is Dana King (She/Her). I hold a Bachelor of Social work degree and am a registered social worker with the Social Workers Registration Board, and a member of ANZASW. Being born and bred in Whakatū, I had the privilege to grow up surrounded by the beautiful natural enviroment Nelson has to offer. I am a mother of one and love to spend my free time going on family outings, reading good books and going fishing.
I have experience working and volunteering in a range of local community organisations, and within school-based settings. I am passionate about working alongside people from all walks of life to help provide support, advocacy and promote social justice. I have an interest in mental health, health and disability, community development, and helping to support women to access a range of resources.