Ruapehu-Whanganui Rural Support Trust helps locals in tough times
Rural Support Trusts help rural people overcome challenges which at times may seem overwhelming. Our facilitators are people from your community. We have facilitators based in and around Taumarunui, Ohakune and Whanganui. The help you recieve is independent, confidential, free and is a one on one service.
The Ruapehu/Whanganui Rural Support Trust is a charitable organisation set up to work with the rural community when times are tough on the farm or in the family. They are also part of a nationwide network of rural support trusts that assist rural individuals and communities during and after extreme weather and other adverse events. The Trust is there to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet whether it’s from adverse event, biosecurity, or financial, health and wellbeing or animal welfare issues. The Trust is well connected with rural networks, rural professionals, health providers, Civil Defence, local and central Government agencies - making the Trust well placed to help.
The Trust’s 0800 help line which is overseen by experienced Facilitators will help choose the right person to assist in resolving the challenge at hand. The Trust Facilitators are located throughout the region- they are rural people with local knowledge and experience. The Facilitator will travel to where they are needed, contact is one on one at a place that suits the individual.
Our services are free and confidential.