Hutt Valley

Phone number: 
(04) 567 7123
Email address: 
admin@birthrighthutt.nz
Address: 
101 Copeland St, Epuni / PO Box 44055 Lower Hutt 5011

Birthright Hutt Valley provides a service of support, advice, guidance and assistance to one-parent families under stress or in need, with the aim of providing the children in these families access to life-skills development experiences and opportunities for advancement that would not normally be available to them.

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For donation to Birthright Hutt Valley, here is the bank account details:

Bank: ANZ Lower Hutt      Account No.: 06-0293-0161683-00

Our Services

For parents

  • Home-based support from qualified Social Workers
  • Parenting education information
  • Budget advice
  • Access to our library of resource material
  • Advocacy, advice and information
  • Strengthening Families Lead Agency support
  • Referral to specialist services.
     

For children and young people

  • The opportunity to participate in programmes and activities that build confidence and resilience
  • Access to camps and holiday programmes
  • Christmas party for children aged 10 and under.

For families

  • Family outings, events and activities
  • Practical resource assistance with babies’ needs, clothing and household items
  • Regular contact and information via our newsletter, Twitter and Facebook. 

Regional Services - Search

Barnados (Hutt Valley)
Street address:
29 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 801 1710

Mission: To help NZ children experience a cycle of success through effective care, support, & education. In Hutt Valley: Early Learning Centres, Children’s Supervised Contact, Family Support, "Footsteps to Feeling Safe" programme for children.

Catholic Social Services
Street address:
Level 1, 132 Tory Street Te Aro Wellington 6011
Telephone:
(04) 385 8642

Counselling for individuals, couples and families of all ages on self-esteem, violence prevention education and parenting groups. Committed to Treaty of Waitangi and knowing our cultural diversity. Low cost counselling in Wellington, including the Hutt Valley and Porirua.

Citizens Advice Bureau (Hutt Valley)
Email address:
Street address:
Corner Queens Drive and Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 566 6039

Free, confidential advice and information: - legal - budgeting - employment - tenancy - consumer advice - personal issues, etc.

Connections - Upper Hutt Budgeting Advisory
Street address:
66 Main Street, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 528 6998

Provision of public budgeting services for Citizens Advice Bureau.

Family Centre Anglican Social Services
Email address:
Street address:
71 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 569 7112

Provides culturally based counselling and family therapy and community development; accept referrals regarding sexual abuse; separate Maori, Pakeha and Samoan services.

Family Works (Hutt Valley)
Email address:
Street address:
4 Exchange Street, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 439 4900

Individual and family counselling, parenting education and support programmes for children and young people.

Folau Alofa Charitable Trust
Email address:
Street address:
34 Beach Street, Petone, Lower Hutt,
Telephone:
04 568 3761

Parenting programmes; Anger management programmes; Pacific Island men’s counselling (individual & couples); Pacific Island youth programme; Mental health programmes.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Hutt Valley)
Street address:
43b Hartford Cres, Totara Park, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 526 4318

Purpose: To provide support to grandparents who are primary caregivers to grandchildren.

Hutt Valley Benefit Education Service Trust
Street address:
3 Perry St, Silverstream
Telephone:
04 529 8108

Assisting, supporting and empowering Hutt beneficiaries and low income earners with benefit information and advocacy. Service: Benefit education and advocacy.

Hutt Valley Community Law Centre
Email address:
Street address:
59 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
(04) 568 8964

Purpose: To meet the unmet legal needs in the Hutt Valley, through a free legal service providing legal information, advice, assistance or referrals, outreach clinics, provision of law related education and promoting law changes to meet community needs.

Hutt Valley Refuge Services
Street address:
29 Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 569 1040

Service: Providing advocacy, counselling, support, education and assessed needs accommodation.

Kokiri Marae
Street address:
7-9 Barnes Street, Seaview
Telephone:
04 939-7906

Provide health and social services, community training, NET and an early childhood centre.

Kokiri Marae Maori Women's Refuge
Email address:
Street address:
57 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
(04) 566 5025

We provide culturally safe support and counsel to Maori women and their whanau. Our services are provided by Maori and are free. Services we provide: - 24hr crisis line - safe house - community education programmes - education and support - counselling services - advocacy / court support - referral services - health education.

Lavea'i Trust Inc.
Street address:
14 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 586 2244

Purpose: To provide the Pacific community with meaningful services to empower and allow Pacific families to contribute positively to their families and community. Services: Training, Advice, Counselling, Social Services including Parenting workshops, Primary Health for Pacific elderly, youth and their families, Budgeting advice, Education and Community Enterprise Training Programmes.

Lifeswitch
Email address:
Street address:
3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 562 9071

Services: Spiritual direction, parenting, budgeting, divorce care, youth and child activities.

Lower Hutt Women's Centre
Street address:
186 Knights Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 569 2711

Workshops, groups, support, library, free access to computer.

Muturangi Hauora Marae
Street address:
99 Randwick Road Moera, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 939 7858

Muturangi is committed to seeking & developing solutions that improves living standards for Maori & other disadvantaged & low socio-economic people. Social Services: Community Health Worker; Health Support & Advocacy; Referral Advice & Assistance. Social Advocacy: Housing NZ; Employment; Food Bank; WINZ; Family Support; Budgeting; Legal Services.

Naenae Community Link
Street address:
2 Vogel Street, Naenae
Telephone:
04 567 0524

Community Links NZ (Inc) is a social service agency based in Naenae. From its beginnings in 2006 in Titahi Bay we are now based in Naenae. We have qualified A&D clinical practitioners and generic counsellors.

Naenae Healthy Kids Learn Trust
Street address:
Telephone:

Purpose: To improve the health & welfare of children attending the Naenae, Rata St and St Bernadette's Schools and Naenae Kindergarten. Services: Family Liaison person who works with families to improve the health & welfare of children.

Rata Street School - Ph: 04 567-0096
Naenae Primary School - Ph: 04567-8117
Naenae Kindergarten - Ph: 04 567-8426

Naku Enei Tamariki (Maori Section)
Street address:
7 - 9 Barnes St, Seaview
Telephone:
04 939 2232

Purpose: Early intervention service that provides support/empowers Maori women from pregnancy to 1 year old tamariki/children. Service: Parenting education, home visits, support groups, crafts, health promotion and education.

Naku Enei Tamariki (Pakeha & Pacific Services)
Street address:
25 Peterkin Street, Taita
Telephone:
04 939 9257

Support/empower Pakeha/Pacific women from pregnancy on. They also have PAFT and Family Start.

Naku Enei Tamariki Net
Street address:
22 Barnes Street, Seaview
Telephone:
04 939 2232

A community based network to support mothers with greater needs in the Hutt Valley, Stokes Valley, Petone and Wainuiomata. Helps mothers to enjoy their babies, gain support, improve self-esteem, learn life and social skills.

Open Home Foundation (Hutt Valley)
Email address:
Street address:
119 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 566 3990

Social work support to families and children - respite, short term, long term care.

Orongomai Marae Social Services
Street address:
1 Railway Ave, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 528 4661

Purpose: Free counsellors, whanau/youth support and advocacy.

Parent Help
Email address:
Street address:
173-175 Victoria Street, Wellington
Telephone:
(04) 499 9994

Providing support for parents facing parenting challenges - no matter how large or small the issue. We provide a seamless, integrated parenting support service to enhance parenting skills and help parents manage their child's behaviour. Services: 24 hour telephone helpline. Counselling and family therapy in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Porirua. Parenting education - both group and individual. Specialised anger change programmes.

Parents Centre (Lower Hutt)
Street address:
Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 973 5437

Helps parents to share and learn good childcare skills. Services: Holds pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting courses. Also involved with post-natal support groups for members. Extensive library on birth and parenting topics.

Pregnancy Counselling Services
Street address:
Telephone:
04 383 5524

24hr phone service for people with pregnancy related issues, practical help where necessary, post abortion counselling.

Pregnancy Help (Hutt Valley)
Street address:
774 High Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 232 5760

Pregnancy Help is a free service that provides safe and warm baby equipment (including warm bedding and maternity clothes), as well as support and advice. First Thursday of every month - 10am-noon.

Refugee Services
Street address:
47 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
(04) 8050306

Purpose: To work alongside refugee families and communities as they restart their lives in a new environment. We also train volunteers to assist newly arrived former refugees.

Skylight Counselling and Support Groups (Hutt Valley)
Email address:
Street address:
282 High Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 920 9967

Skylight offers counselling and support groups for children, teens, adults and families who are facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause. Available in Wellington, Porirua and Lower Hutt. Contact us for further details about counselling and support groups coming up.

Skylight Counselling and Support Groups (Wellington)
Email address:
Street address:
143-145 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Telephone:
(04) 920 9967

Skylight offers counselling and support groups for children, teens, adults and families who are facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief - whatever the cause. Available in Wellington, Porirua and Lower Hutt. Contact us for further details about counselling and support groups coming up.

Supergrans (Lower Hutt)
Email address:
Street address:
Level 2, Russell Keown House, Cnr Queens Drive and Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 566 9778

Teaching life skills, ie, cooking, housekeeping techniques, budgeting, menu planning, anything to do with running a home.

SWINGS (Supporting Women In New Growth Skills)
Street address:
Corner Lincoln Avenue and High Street, Avalon, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 938 1050

A place for women to meet others, practice English, learn new skills, share and exchange cultural experiences and learn about New Zealand way of life. SWINGS is a social and learning group for refugee and migrant women and their preschool children in the Hutt Valley.

The Salvation Army (Hutt Valley)
Street address:
Corner Kings Crescent & Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
(04) 570 0273

Services Include: Weekly community meals, play group, counselling, budgeting advice, youth programmes and weekly Church gatherings, Foodbank, parenting support and family support services plus community meal on Mondays.

Upper Hutt Parents' Centre
Street address:
Telephone:
04 939 8990
Upper Hutt Women's Centre
Email address:
Street address:
6 Sinclair Street, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 527 0017

A women-only centre which encourages development and empowerment for all women. Purpose: Women's education, health and wellbeing. Service: All women's issues addressed: Education, personal development, fitness, health and wellbeing courses and workshops available; Low cost counselling; Free legal advice; Drop-in advocacy.

Vibe - Hutt Valley Youth Transition / Health Service
Email address:
Street address:
4 Daly Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 566 0525

Purpose: "To enable Hutt Valley young people to access services to promote their wellbeing." All services confidential and non-judgemental. Phone for more information.

Health and support service for young people 10-24 years.
Youth transition service for people 15-19 years.
Youth development programmes for people 10-24 years.

4 Daly Street, Lower Hutt
2 Sinclair Street, Upper Hutt

Whanau Family Support Services Trust
Email address:
Street address:
65 Dudley Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 570 6020

Services include: Literacy, Language, Reading, Writing and Numeracy assistance. Drivers License training, Kaumatua support, Women's group, young mothers programme, computer skills training and budget advice.

Widowed Separated & Divorced Support Group (WSD)
Email address:
Street address:
Telephone:
(04) 499 5520

We are a support group for people who have lost a partner through death, separation or divorce. Our aim is to encourage self-healing and growth. We run ten-week courses up to three times per year in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Kapiti and the Wairarapa. There is also a social programme for those who continue to be members after they have finished their courses.

Women's Loan Fund (Wahine Putea)
Email address:
Street address:
Telephone:
04 526 7573

Purpose: Micro credit, budgeting, interest free loans for business training and education.

Women's Refuge Inc. (Hutt Valley)
Email address:
Street address:
32 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt
Telephone:
04 569 1040

The Refuge offers support, advocacy and counselling to women & children who are affected by domestic violence. The Refuge endeavours to provide, and appropriately refer, in a culturally sensitive response. Other services include - court support, legal referral, safe house accommodation, community support, safety plans. Information about protection orders, police response, housing, Income Support and other service providers.

Youthtown Inc. (Upper Hutt)
Street address:
96 Main Street, Upper Hutt
Telephone:
04 527 9730

Purpose: Youthtown Upper Hutt is supported by Youthtown Auckland to give young people opportunities for physical, social and creative experiences. In order to build self-esteem and confidence, Youthtown provides specialised quality programmes and guidance in a supportive environment. Services: After School programme; Holiday programme; Urban Unity Leadership Programme.