NEW PAGES – MSSAT HOME PAGE AND RESEARCH PAGE and LATEST NEWS
The “MSSAT HOME” page gives a little background to the formation of the Trust.
We are delighted to post a Research paper received from Donald Pettitt Manager of the Canterbury Mens Centre and written by Research Scholar Silas Thielmann while he was with the CMC. We welcome your feedback on his findings. See the “RESEARCH PAGE” link.
MSSAT National Manager Ken Clearwater currently at an International Male Survivor Conference in the UK was a “star” attraction at the NZ Police Tane Toa camp at Hanmer Springs in October 2011, apparently his mountain bike exploits had to be seen to be believed with only his pride dented. But seriously, excellent feedback received from the NZ Police, Ken engaged with and related well with the youngsters who were inspired by such a fantastic role model.
VICTIMS NO LONGER RESIDENTIAL RETREAT WITH MIKE LEW M. ED. AT BLUE SKIES KAIAPOI NORTH CANTERBURY.
Our residential workshop commences on Friday 29 July 2011 with 18 participants mainly local survivors but a special welcome is extended to the men from Dunedin and Wellington.
We are most grateful for the financial support we received from THE LION FOUNDATION towards this retreat.
LATEST ON MSSAT IN CHRISTCHURCH AND THANKS TO RECENT SPONSORS.
We are still without an official office, Manager Ken and CSW Paul are visiting clients in their homes or over coffee, John is carrying out the admin requirements from his home and hosting weekly staff meetings. The weekly support group is meeting at the rooms of a Trustee’s workplace, and the Trust Board meets there monthly as well.
Ken is the Chair of the Christchurch Community House (our old home) Tenants Board and along with House Manager Mike and his assistant Eileen investigating alternative short to medium term premises as the fate of CCH doesnot look great. The five story building in the heart of the “Red Zone” CBD has dropped at one corner and is likely to be demolished along with many other buildings. Mike & Eileen now have a short term office and negotiations are underway for a larger “house” for tenants use.
MSSAT appreciates the support we have already received in the current financial year (commenced 1 April 2011) from the MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, LION FOUNDATION as mentioned above, PUB CHARITY and UNITED WAY NZ, the latter made donations to various Canterbury Trusts at a function this week where many of us met up with old friends from CCH for the first time since the February quake.