Canterbury

Phone number: 
03 366 9456
Email address: 
office@birthrightcanterbury.org.nz
Address: 
Birthright Canterbury Trust C/o Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam St, Christchurch 8011 & C/o Community House Mid-Canterbury, 44 Cass St, Ashburton 7700

We are a Registered Charity: CC53360

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Our Services

If you are parenting alone, we can:
  • Enable you to find practical solutions to day to day problems
  • Work with you to plan your family's own development 
  • Offer parent education opportunities
  • Offer parent networking opportunities
  • Provide access to our library of resource materials
  • Support you to engage with services e.g. Work and Income.

For children and young adults, we offer:

  • Fun school holiday events
  • A range of camps and outings
  • The opportunity to participate in specialist programmes that build confidence and resilience e.g, Girl's group for 10-17 year olds.

For families, we provide:

  • Low cost events for the whole family to enjoy
  • Practical assistance with furniture, toys, clothing and books
  • Regular newsletters with something for everyone.

An opportunity to make a difference to Canterbury families as a Volunteer for Birthright Canterbury Trust

Volunteers Needed - Trustee, Minutes Secretary and Volunteers to organise an exciting Birthright fundraising project.

Please contact office@birthrightcanterbury.org.nz or 022 043 5006 for more details and job description.

Regional Services - Search

Ashburton Resource Centre
Email address:
Street address:
155 Tancred Street, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 1237

Provides Information about community services in Ashburton.

Cactus Programme
Street address:
44 Cass Street, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 3081395

C.A.C.T.U.S. (Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support) – Self-confidence and self-esteem adventure training programme. For young people 10 -14 years old.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Ashburton)
Street address:
215 Tancred Street, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 9405

Support group for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Parents Centre Ashburton
Street address:
206 Chalmers Avenue, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 302 6085

Parents Centre Ashburton is a volunteer organisation offering cheap parental education for parents with 0-5-year-old children.

Presbyterian Support (Mid Canterbury)
Email address:
Street address:
215 Tancred Street, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 5868

In Ashburton, Presbyterian Support offers: Counselling; Group education for young people and their families on key issues such as relationships; Community Family Support Service: education and life skills at home or at the centre with a family worker; Youth Mentoring: adult volunteers are matched with young people to provide support to them; Family Worker in Schools: social worker working with children and families in 5 schools; Parents as First Teachers: a trained Parent Educator shares information, practical ideas and giving guidance for parents with 0 to 3 year olds; Pacific Community Liaison / Health Promoter: working with Pacific people to promote physical activities and healthy eating.

Presbyterian Support Budget Service Ashburton
Email address:
Street address:
215 Tancred St, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 5868

We are committed to providing free and confidential budgeting advice to families and individuals. We operate with budget advisers who are annually trained and certificated by the National Building Financial Capability Trust and may offer one or more forms of budgeting advice, viz: One-Off / Rescue / Crisis Budgeting, Ongoing Budgeting, Custodial / Management Budgeting and Educational Budgeting.

Saint Vincent de Paul (Ashburton)
Street address:
Havelock Street, Ashburton
Telephone:
03-307 0107

In Ashburton, St Vincent de Paul offers assistance with food, clothing, furniture and firewood.

The Salvation Army (Ashburton)
Street address:
Cass & Cameron Streets, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 7610

In Ashburton, the Salvation Army offers counselling and assistance with food, furniture and clothing.

YMCA (South Canterbury)
Email address:
Street address:
Tancred Mall, Ashburton
Telephone:
03 308 5164

In Ashburton, the YMCA provides free training under several different programmes: Pathways (job search, life skills, National Certificate in Heavy Trade); MAPS (young mum's assistance, childcare units); Vision Youth (job search, life skills, recreation).