Delta Community Support Trust

Delta grew out of the community ministry of North Avon Baptist Church in Christchurch that began in 1985. Delta was registered as a charitable trust in 1995 and began operating with the vision to support and empower the people in the local area. Since then, Delta has grown in response to local and city-wide community needs. Delta has three divisions: Friendship Link, which provides services to people with dual intellectual and psychological disabilities; the Evergreen Club which runs a programme for older persons 5 days a week; and Community Development Services that encompasses empowerment courses, food bank, budget advice, community meals and cafe, cultural work and other initiatives. Delta Community House is a community centre located in a multipurpose building which is used for a variety of activities.

Visit the website of Delta Community Support Trust.

Projects 2012
Social English Language Classes

Social English Language Classes are organised on a regular basis for those wanting to learn English in a relaxed environment. These classes are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Delta Community House and cost is covered by donation. Classes cover beginners to advanced level, and those who are pre-literate can also participant.

English Language play group

An ESOL playgroup meets on Mondays from 9.30am until 11.30am in Addington, which is an English class and play group for mums and under 5’s from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Another ESOL playgroup meets on Friday mornings in Mairehau. This is a free English class for mums and under 5’s from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Help may also be available for transport.
For information on either of the ESOL Playgroups, please contact Delta’s Cultural and Community Worker, Shauna Robins on 03 389-0219.

Contact: Tim Weir, tim@deltatrust.org.nz

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