Support for Gloriavale leavers
By: Chris Tobin – 10/10/2019
People who have left the secretive Christian community Gloriavale shed tears of gratitude when they learned of a $10,000 grant being given to a trust to support them.
Liz Gregory, support worker and manager of Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust, said the money received from the Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury would be used to reduce “road blocks” hindering faster integration into the South Canterbury community.
“It’s desperately needed. Many kind people donate practical goods such as food, clothing and furniture but there are times when we need to spend money on a variety of other needs, for example, the cost of getting driver licences, IDs and school set-up costs for the children.”