Who can help
These are the services and providers we work with and link you to.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.