Who can help
These are the services and providers we work with and link you to.
Activate Church Tokoroa provides support to individuals and families who are in need. Our support involves providing a money management programme, safe social connecting groups for youth and children as well as support groups for men and women.
Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust
charitable organisation set up to work with the rural community when times are tough on the farm or in the family to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet whether it’s from flooding, drought, or financial, animal welfare etc
Catholic Family Support Services
CFSS provides general family support with a focus on parenting help. It also offers information/ advice on personal/ relationship issues and mental health. It is also a point of contact for emergency assistance e.g. food parcels.
Citizens Advice Bureau Hamilton
Taku pou whakawhirinaki i ngā wā o te porotaitaka - My source of strength in moments of adversity We provide free, confidential, independent information and advice to anyone. We help people know what their rights are and how to access services.
Community Law Waikato
Community Law Waikato provide free legal help to people living in the Waikato. Our website has examples of the help we can provide. Christmas hours - Closed 23 December, reopen 18 January 2021
Complex Chronic Illness Support
CCIS ‘Empower People Towards Wellness’ by providing support, connections, education, and advocacy to clients who experience complex chronic illness, their whānau, and their communities.
Creative Waikato is here to support the development of all sectors of the creative arts in the Waikato. Whether you are an artist, arts group or arts organisation, we provide support, training and advice to help you through your next steps.
Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust (EWCT) is an independent regional epilepsy organisation providing advice, support and information to those living directly and indirectly with epilepsy.
We provide practical opportunities for people to support one another so that lives and neighbourhoods are transformed. Through Food Rescue - no waste/ no hunger, Community Gardens, Neighbourhood Projects, Whānau Care, Kitchen Life Skills
Hamilton Budgeting Advisory
FREE and confidential Financial Mentoring and Budgeting Advisory Service . Debt management and Budgeting Education, seminars and workshops.
Hamilton Central Baptist Church
Hamilton Central Baptist Church Here to help with grocery shopping and essential transportation for elderly and vulnerable people during the mandatory lockdown. A pleasure to serve our community during these troubling days!
Katikati Community Centre
Provides information, services and support in the areas of health, education and well-being. Services include: School Holiday Programmes, After School Programmes, Youth Programmes, Community Education, Elderly Programmes
Kidz Need Dadz
Support and advocacy service for dads going through separation and divorce. Provide supervised access, new dad support, men's support groups, support through court process.
LinkPeople Sustaining Tenancies At Risk (STAR) Team
STAR support people (individuals or whānau) to stay housed. We are working within the community to help those who already have a tenancy that is at risk. We are unable to accept referrals for people who are planning to move.
Live Well Waihi Beach
Live Well Waihi Beach is here to help Waihi Beach residents connect with groups and services in our area. Sometimes it's confusing whether to look to Waihi, Katikati or Tauranga, so we help make that easier.
We assist families that are struggling to provide clothing, nappies, toiletries and bedding for the new baby or infant. We can also help out with larger items such as carseats, cots and highchairs if needed.
Male Survivors Bay Of Plenty
Male Survivors Bay of Plenty is a charitable trust not for profit service supporting men who have experienced any form of sexual violence/abuse and domestic violence in the Bay of Plenty region.
Methodist City Action
Methodist City Action offers advocacy for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, activity classes for people with disabilities and practical help to the wider community via our Monday community meal and foodbank services.
Parentline provide social service support & counselling for children, and their families, affected by Family Violence and/or trauma. We are providing telephony supports to children and families during shut down. This may involve being wait listed
Pregnancy Choice and The Koha Shop
Pregnancy Choice is a neutral space where women with unplanned pregnancies can come for information on all their options and support. The Koha Shop is an Opp shop where people can come and 'take what they need and give what they can'.
Pukete Neighbourhood House
Pukete Neighbourhood House is a local community centre providing support and social services to our local community and beyond
Refugee Orientation Centre
Refugee Orientation Centre normally provides classes for former refugees, and some advocacy services. Our advocate is a former refugee who can advise on how to get things done during the current restrictions and who to connect with.
Rural Support Trust Waikato
Supporting those who work in the primary industries, offering support to farmers and growers. Our facilitators are there to listen and help navigate those in need through challenging situations - work, personal or adverse event related.
Shama Ethnic Women's Trust is a social service organisation that provides culturally-appropriate support, advocacy, and programmes to ethnic women and their families.
South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust
South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust established 1999 providing a range of Health, Social and Educational support to families within the South Waikato Area.
St Vincent de Paul WBOP (Vinnies)
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) is a non-profit organisation whose work primarily involves person-to-person contact with people who have a variety of needs. The Society tries to promote self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves
Works with families with children under the age of 17 years who have 2 or more agencies currently working with them. Will bring all agencies together to meet and plan how they can work together as a team with the family.
Tauranga Living Without Violence
Support for those experiencing domestic violence. We work with users of violence, victims of violence and children who have experienced domestic violence in their homes.
Te Papanui Enderly Trust
We are a local community charitable trust with a small team who focus on supporting whaanau living within the following area Insoll Avenue, Tramway Road, Enderley Avenue, Peachgrove Road (211-426) Enderley, Hamilton.
Te Tomika Trust
The kaupapa for Te Tomika is to develop a self-sustaining comprehensive range of Kaupapa Māori community based services that support tangata whaiora to live meaningful lives within the community, our community.
Te Whare Kokonga Melville Community House
- Food Parcels - Free Store - Nappies For Melville/Bader/Glenview/Deanwell/Fitzroy/Mahoe/Dinsdale/Hamilton Lake/Frankton - Skinny Jump For Hamilton City
The Salvation Army Waihi Corps
Community Ministries that provides Social Assistance: Food, clothing, Household Items. Personal Development: Positive Lifestyle Programme. Court Services: Advocacy and support for individuals and family members at Waihi Court.
Tokoroa Council of Social Services
Tokoroa Council of Social Services Community Centre is based at Tulloch House, Tokoroa Hospital. The Community Centre is a one stop shop for Health & Social Services. We service the greater South Waikato and Mangakino
True Colours - Honouring the Mother
Two peer support group services are run each month - one in person and the other online. These groups provide an opportunity for mothers to feel safe, connect and share their experiences without shame or judgement. A mental health diagnosis is not
Waikato Ethnic Family Services
WEFST works alongside ethnic families to ensure the safety and well-being of ethnic children, women and men through culturally appropriate prevention and early intervention approaches. We provide Social Work, Advocacy, Counselling, Interpreting, Budgeting, Driver licensing and training,Immigration advice, and JP services are also available.
Waikato Youth Empowerment
We are all about overcoming obstacles. We help our young people build resilience, self-belief and life skills, through programmes that empower them to succeed and overcome life’s obstacles.