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People need help and people want to offer help – details about how this can be done.

WHERE HELP IS AVAILABLE IN THE WELLINGTON REGION         

Need someone to talk to?

1737 need to talk helpline – staffed by paid counsellors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free phone or text 1737.

Samaritans: 0800-726-666 24-hour crisis line staffed by community volunteers

Youthline: Txt 234, Web chat: www.youthline.co.nz, or call 0800-726-666

Kidsline: 0800-54-37-54 4pm-9pm up to 18 years old  Wellington Catholic Social Services social workers – working remotely, can help identify appropriate sources of assistance, email: reception@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 027405546

Wellington Catholic Social Services social workers – working remotely, can help identify appropriate sources of assistance, email: reception@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 0274055469

Kaikōura: Te Tai O Marokura, Health & Social Services; main office 03 3196443 Whanau Ora navigator direct contact 0277280174

Greenstone Doors phone counselling available: 04-566 5037 info@greenstonedoors.co.nz

Emergency food assistance

Society of St Vincent de Paul:

Wellington area, Newtown office essential packs: Call 04 389 7122, Text 021 215 7098 or Email: info@vinnieswgtn.org.nz

Hutt Valley: : 027-600-8732

Kapi-Mana: Tawa/Porirua/Titahi Bay/Plimmmerton  04-237-5968, Paraparaumu/Waikanae  022-344-7872, Ōtaki 021-0267-4188, Levin 06-3683034

Blenheim: 03-577 8378

Nelson area: Please phone Stoke 03-538-1299 or Richmond 03-544-0893

Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen: 132 Tory St, Wellington. Serving 1 meal a day, 7 days a week during the COVID-19 lockdown, 1.30-2.30pm

Foodbanks: A number of foodbanks are operating during the lockdown. Please see https://www.foodbank.co.nz/ for information on how to access foodbanks during this time.

Assistance with benefits, hardship grants

Ministry of Social Development: 0800-559-009

Benefit advocacy services operating remotely:         

Hutt Valley Benefit Education Service Trust (BEST) hvbest@xtra.co.nz, 0284246295 or 04-529-8108

Wellington Benefit Rights Service 04-210-2012, 021-292-7636 or benefitrights@gmail.com

Nelson Beneficiaries and Unwaged Workers Trust  buwtcs@xtra.co.nz 03-548-8171 or 027-548-8171

Kaikōura: Te Tai O Marokura, Health & Social Services; main office 03-319-6443 Advocacy and support 0277280174. We encourage whanau to reach out if they require any advocacy or support to see what can be offered. 

Catholic hospital chaplains

Hospital chaplains: Available through hospital phones

Wellington and Kenepuru hospitals: 04-385-5999

Hutt hospital: 04-566-6999

Nelson hospital: 03-546-1800

Wairau hospital: 03-520-9999

Wairarapa hospital: 06-946-9800

Palmerston North hospital (including Ōtaki and Levin): 06-356-9169

Legal advice

Community law centres: Community law centre offices are closed during the lockdown but most are continuing to offer free legal advice by phone and email.

Wellington and Hutt Valley Community Law: 04-499-2928 or fill out online form at https://communitylaw.org.nz/centre/wellington-hutt-valley/

Blenheim Community Law: 0800 266 529 or 03 5779919 reception@commlawmarlb.org.nz

Porirua Community Law: info@pkclc.com 04 2376811

Wairarapa Community Law: info@wairarapaclc.org.nz or 06-377-4134

Nelson Bays Community Law (including Motueka, Takaka and Westport) https://communitylaw.org.nz/centre/nelson-bays/ (03) 548 1288, 0800 246 146

Manawatu Community Law (including Ōtaki and Levin): reception@mancomlaw.org.nz (06) 356 7974, 0508 FOR LAW (0508 367 529)

Violence in the home

Oranga Tamariki: If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the Police on 111. If you’re worried about a child and want to make a referral or report of concern, call OT on Freephone 0508 326 459 or email contact@ot.govt.nz

Women’s refuge: 0800 REFUGE or 0800-733-843 For more information https://womensrefuge.org.nz/contact-us/

Shakti: Support for migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. 0800-742-584

Wesley Community Action Elder Abuse Response Service: 04-805-0880 or help@wesleyeldercare.org.nz
SHINE:  Confidential family abuse helpline – 0508-744-633
Mosaic-Tiaki Tangata: Male sexual abuse agency, confidential listening service line 022 419 3416 (call or text) Email: enquiries@mosaic-wgtn.org.nz

Catholic social services social workers – working remotely, can help identify appropriate sources of assistance, email: reception@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 0274055469

Age Concern Blenheim: Phone 03-579-3457 email ageconble@xtra.co.nz

Support during pregnancy and for young mothers

Greenstone Doors (Lower Hutt): online counselling and practical support 04-566 5037 info@greenstonedoors.co.nz

St Vincent de Paul, Wellington area, Newtown office essential baby packs: Call 04 389 7122, Text 021 215 7098 or Email: info@vinnieswgtn.org.nz

Catholic Social Services social workers – working remotely, can help identify appropriate sources of assistance, email: reception@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 0274055469

Kaikōura: Te Tai O Marokura, Health & Social Services; main office 03-319-6443 Whanau Ora nursing, WCTO nursing, Mother & Pepi support are all available to be contacted 03-319-5801

Pregnancy help: https://www.pregnancyhelp.org.nz/

Plunketline: PlunketLine team on 0800-933-922 https://www.plunket.org.nz/

Parent Help: Online support and advice – Free Parenting Helpline: 0800 568 856

Emergency housing

Catholic social services social workers – working remotely, can help identify appropriate sources of assistance, email: reception@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 0274055469

Wellington night shelter : short term accommodation for men experiecning homelessness in Wellington) 04-385-9546

Upper Hutt Housing Trust: Ph: 04 970 7169, Mobile 022 043 4703 or email: tshoman@kinect.co.nz or jjdixons45@gmail.com website: help@uhht.org.nz

Kahungunu Whānau Services: Housing support. Email: web-inquiry@nkkp.org.nz Call: 04 384 6252

Wairarapa Trust House Housing: https://trusthouse.co.nz/homes/ 06 370 0520 info@trusthouse.co.nz

ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP?

Opportunities to support wellbeing and support work during the COVID-19 lockdown:

As most services are operating remotely, and because of COVID-19 restrictions, organisations are mostly unable to accept donated goods at this time. Please contact any of the organisations above if you want to discuss the suitability of any donated items.

Ways to support financially:

Wellington St Vincent de Paul essential services response
Account number: 02-0576-0017817-00
Reference: COVID19
https://www.vinnies-wellington.org.nz/donate

Hutt Valley St Vincent de Paul, Account number: 06 0545 0349202 00

Kapi-Mana St Vincent de Paul

  • Kapi-Mana St Vincent de Paul – Tawa, Porirua, Plimmerton, Paraparaumu/Waikanae, Ōtaki, Levin
    Account number: 03-0547-0885236-000, Reference COVID19
  • Plimmerton conference supplying food parcels in Porirua
    Account number: 06-0549-0128322-00

Compassion Soup Kitchen: https://soupkitchen.org.nz/donate/donate-money/

Greenstone Doors would appreciate donations to assist with support for new parents, including winter baby clothes packs. Bank account number: 38-9015-0360851-00. Account name: Greenstone Doors.

Upper Hutt Housing Trust: Would appreciate donations to assist with purchasing warm winter clothes and blankets
http://www.uhht.org.nz/?page_id=91

Wellington Catholic Social Services:
Account number: 02-0560-0213864-000 Archdiocese of Wellington – Catholic Social Services
https://wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz/Donate

Challenge 2000 youth development agency: Support to families that Challenge 2000 works with:
Account number: 01-0519-0057600-00
www.challenge2000.org.nz

Foodbanks 

Details on how to donate to a range of foodbanks are available here: https://www.foodbank.co.nz/donate