ME Family Services AGM 2022-2023

On Wednesday 22nd of November 2023 we held our Annual General Meeting at our Head office on Ferguson street


Surrounded by community members, stakeholders, board members and staff, ME Family Services shared our achievements for the 2022-2023 Financial Year.


We extend our thanks to everyone who attended and for your unwavering support. Together, we will continue to build on the strong foundation of ME Family Services to encourage a thriving and regenerative people and place. 

I am honoured to present to you the annual report for ME Family Services for the year ending 30 June 2023. It is with great enthusiasm and a strong sense of responsibility that I assume the role of Chief Executive and take this opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments, challenges, and exciting prospects that lie ahead for our organisation.

A Year of Resilience and Achievement

Despite the unprecedented challenges brought about by the Auckland floods, Cyclone Gabrielle and looming funding cuts, our team demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability. We not only weathered the storm but emerged stronger, and more connected in our response to community needs.

Financial Highlights

Although we faced funding uncertainty as the year came to an end, the managers put in considerable effort to preserve current funding while also securing additional funding for the upcoming year. We are delighted to not only sustain the incredible efforts in both the Family Wellbeing and Taiao service domains but also expand our initiatives for the year ahead. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees and the trust and support of our funders.


Strategic Initiatives

Throughout the year, we implemented a variety of initiatives aimed at positioning ME Family Services for sustainable growth and long-term success.


Key highlights include:


Leadership Succession: One significant lesson from the past year is the importance of succession across all organisational levels, where we actively sought out professionals and community members who aspire to enhance their governance skills, enabling them to grow alongside experienced board members. The benefits of succession planning in previous years have come to fruition, where we have progressed staff into leadership positions across ME Family Services. We also identified the need for an Office Manager role and have now introduced this position as we progress.

Flood Response and Advocacy: The Manaaki Tangata and Taiao Teams were part of a collaborative initiative among Mangere-based service providers to mobilize assistance for families who were significantly affected by the flooding. Our involvement helped identify the challenges families were confronting, pinpointing the areas where we could offer assistance, and determining the advocacy required with local government agencies for resourcing.

Community Engagement: This year we led out two projects for Kainga Ora within the Mangere East area to ensure the voices of families in the community were presented in the future development plans for Mangere East housing.


Outlook for the Future

As we look ahead, we are filled with optimism for the community to thrive and be well. Our team are ready to explore new opportunities to activate the immense potential around us and to improve our service to children, families and the taiao.

In closing, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our employees, customers, and partners for your unwavering support. Together, we will continue to build on the strong foundation of ME Family Services to encourage a thriving and regenerative people and place.

To view our Full Annual General 2022-2023 Report , click the link below