Who can help
These are the services and providers we work with and link you to.
Need some help?
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
Cambridge Community House Trust
Wrap around support services, counselling, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, family harm support, financial mentoring, advocacy, second hand school uniforms, emergency food support, plus much more, in Cambridge and the surrounding areas.
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.
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga
We provide free, confidential, independent and impartial information and advice to anyone. We help people know what their rights are and how to access services.
Citizens Advice Bureau Te Awamutu
The CAB service is about helping people to know and understand their rights and obligations, how to use this information for the best outcomes, empowering people to be able to take action, and working for positive social change
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.
Friendship House (Huntly) Community Charitable Trust
We are two community houses that have an array of activities and classes for the community to attend. Just pop in and see how we can help you or connect you to something new.
Get Me Started Limited
Work prep, licensing, budgeting, certification, help to get into employment. Holistic health with a Māori approach, helping clients connect to the right services. Needs to be on a benefit. Can only work with 18 - 40 year old.
Glenview Community Centre
The centre offers a range of FREE or low-cost services and programmes, FREE kai Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm-1.30pm, FREE social service hub with drop in services, FREE community dinner, Provide food and hygiene packs to whanau in self isolation Service is available for those residing in the South Hamilton area, Bader, Melville, Glenview, Deanwell, Peacocks Development
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.
Hine Ngakau Women's Night Shelter
Night shelter for women only. Short term stays.
Empowering those with endometriosis (or suspect they have endometriosis) with support and information. We offer Meet-ups and education appointment in person and by zoom, as well as free evening seminars (last Wed of every month).
We provide social services - budgeting, family violence support, whanau support, family support, Whanau Resilience and strengthening families. We are the CONTACT CENTRE for Foodbank that run mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
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 to stay housed. We support those who are at risk of losing their rented home. If someone is on the path to losing their tenancy, we do preventative work, like linking into other services, such as budgeting, mental health, AOD etc
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.
Maniapoto Whānau Ora Centre (TCKT)
Maniapoto Whanau Ora Centre provides health and care services for Whanau, Hapu, Iwi and Community.
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.
Morrinsville Ezekiel Trust Budgeting Service and Food Bank
We are a FREE service offering financial mentoring and support to help you get your finances under control. We help you to find options without judging, so you can choose where to go from here. And we run the local food bank.
Supporting Ngaati Maahanga whaanau who are self-isolating. We are in a partnership with Rauawaawa Kaumaatua Charitable Trust.
Oasis - The Salvation Army Waikato
At the Salvation Army Oasis, Hamilton, we welcome people of all genders, cultures and religions who are concerned about gambling harm whether because of their own gambling or someone else's.
Otorohanga Support House Whare Awhina Inc
Ōtorohanga Support House Whare Āwhina enhances the well-being of individuals and families within the Ōtorohanga and Waitomo communities. Our services include Community Foodbank, Whānau Support, Housing Navigator, Counselling and Budgeting.
Papamoa Family Services
Counselling for adults, teens and children, social work, education programs, financial mentoring, family support. For residents of Papamoa and rural Welcome Bay for families with children under the age of 18yrs.
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
Port Waikato Community Health & Support Service Trust (Te Whare Oranga O Te Puaha)
We provide health and wellbeing support services; Home isolation welfare support, Foodbank and Nurse and GP clinic as well as Supervised Rapid Antigen Testing, Mobile Nurse Service, In Home Care Support 9:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Friday
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
Rauawaawa - Self Isolation
Supporting families in self isolation SELF ISOLATION & COMMUNITY CASES. • Kai products, • wellbeing products, • laundry and bathroom products, • hygiene products, • limited frozen meals, fresh fruit and veges. • Where needed we can add babies products, feminine products, children activities packs as well as MSD isolation welfare packs.
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 Awamutu Maori Women's Welfare League
Support to whanau through education & resourses to look after the family. Learn to garden, cook, preserve, te reo, raranga. For all women to strengthen their skills to maintain the well being of their family. Connecting whanau, somewhere to seek an unbiased ear to help resolve any issues.
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 Whakaruruhau - Waikato Women's Refuge
We believe that all women and children deserve to live a life free of domestic violence and abuse. Our crisis service operates 24/7 to provide safe housing, advice and community-based support for you, as and when you need it. Our top priority is ensuring you and your children are safe at a time when you feel most vulnerable. We provide you with the tools, knowledge and support you need to find strength and grow in a safe and caring environment. Ensuring your wellbeing and safeguarding your children’s future is our passion and we want to help you make a change for the better so that you can take the steps you need to take toward a life that you deserve. A life that is free of fear and without the threat of domestic violence.
Te Whare Kokonga Melville Community House
- Food Parcels (Melville, Bader, Deanwell, Glenview, Fitzroy and Mahoe area's ONLY) - Free Store (Hamilton South Community) - Skinny Jump (Hamilton City)
The Cake Detective
We at The Cake Detective Charitable Trust donate personalized birthday cakes to children in the Waikato who are going through hardship. We want every child to feel celebrated on their special day, we do this with extraordinary cakes.
The Salvation Army Cambridge
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and Social service organisation. We provide: Food, clothing, household Items, a 'Positive Lifestyle' Program and Financial mentoring. We journey beside you.
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. We have 22 staff providing Social, wellbeing & Welfare support to the Greater South Waikato and Mangakino area.
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
Tuu Oho Mai Services
Support for whaanau in self isolation
Waahi Whaanui Trust
Waahi Whaanui – Manaakitia te Iwi – to serve the people – under the auspices of Waikatotanga and Kiingitanga. We aim to provide coordinated and integrated services that support our Whānau, Hapu and Iwi and whaanau in self isolation
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.
Waimarie Community House
Waimarie is a Community House where people come for different reasons. Our organisation contributes to community development and community capacity building. We provide opportunities for everyone to participate in the community.
Western Community Centre - Self Isolation Team
The Western Community Centre provides a wide range of support services, programmes, activities to self isolating families in our community. SELF ISOLATION ONLY
Whariki Church Foodbank
Whariki foodbank is a faith based organization who's mission is to see no hungry families in Ngaruawahia. Partnering with different organizations we are able to do our part in serving our community by giving out food parcels and meat boxes to those families who are in need. We are available to call anytime during the week, and on Saturdays from 11am to 12pm we open the foodbank so whanau can come and take what they need.
Work and Income (Self-Isolation/Managed Isolation)
We offer a wide range of support and can help in lots of different ways and situations. If you’re struggling financially, need help with emergency accommodation or looking for work, we may be able to help, even if you’re working .