CrossNet is a registered charity led by volunteers and professionals who have been serving East Auckland for over 25 years (previously as The Sowers' Trust). We believe in community led initiatives and so we facilitate volunteers to work alongside professionals to provide the support needed to maintain a healthy community. Our slogan says it all: Community serving Community. Our experience is that, contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of volunteers who have a heart for the needs of their community. They just need to be organised, led and, when necessary, trained. That is the role of CrossNet.
eXTEND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - RESILIENCE PROGRAMME
We are excited about our newest initiative - a programme designed to support our youth in a time when mental health has been recognised as a national crisis. eXTEND is a SSEW. That's Schoolwide Social & Emotional Wellbeing Programme. Click here to read more about this programme.
Watch our promotional video (to the left) to learn more about this strategically important programme.
CrossNet provides support to three key sectors of our community:
PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, WHANAU
A feature of our SSEW (Schoolwide Social & Emotional Wellbeing) programme is the strong links built to the wider community and, in particular, to parents and caregivers.
Wellbeing of our children and teens is the the responsibility of us all and we facilitate the important role played by those outside of the school community.
The trust operates one of the largest seniors programmes in East Auckland which has been a feature of the community for over 30 years. The programme includes regular social events, pastoral care, advice services and crisis support.
The Golden Age Seniors Club meets every week at the Howick Bridge Club and a transport service is available to those in need. Highlights of these club gatherings include movies at the local cinema, BBQ at the beach, bus trips and the many great entertainers who attend.
There's always good coffee and food and great social interaction. The club is run by a committed team of volunteers drawn from the community.
Various programmeshave been run for the community by CrossNet. All are holistic in nature, providing social interaction, guidance and direction in life. Referral to specialist support is provided when required.