Purpose / Services Available: To support young people and families at risk through the provision of strength based family support services. Community based social work, both individual and/or family work, with school age children and young people in response to behavioural and/or social issues. Referrals can be made by schools, agencies or family members. Co-ordination of collaborative interagency work with families through the Strengthening Families process. The Trust incorporates the Kapiti Family Violence Initiative.
Birthright Kapiti supports one parent families on the Kapiti Coast (Paraparaumu to Waikanae) whose youngest child is under 16 years and who choose to be part of our services. We have fieldworkers who work with families in a professional and holistic manner.
We embrace the community we live in and believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We come from a hand up rather than a hand out approach. We like to give our families the tools to enable them to seek out resources in the future. We will walk alongside you during this journey. We aim to have those who are part of our village to be happy, safe secure and resilient people.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
- Enabling you to find practical solutions to day to day problems
- Working with you on a tailored plan for your family
- Offering parent education opportunities
- Offering parent networking opportunities
- Access to our library of resource material
- Supporting you to engage with services e.g. WINZ
- Providing referral to specialist services.
For children and young adults:
- Offering camps and outings.
- Offering low cost events for the whole family to enjoy
- Providing practical assistance with furniture, toys, clothing and books.
Our Opportunity Shop
We have a wonderful opportunity shop that has a range of goods, such as men's, women’s and children’s clothing, toys, and furniture. All at very affordable price. We have a shop supervisor and a wonderful group of volunteers who run our shop. We also have a volunteer who can pick up and deliver goods for the shop.
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Purpose / Services Available: Support families through stressful times and challenging circumstances. Services include home visits, listening ear, advocacy, resourcing, parenting courses, home management, relationship issues, budgeting, referrals, assessment of needs.
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.
Purpose / Services Available: Provides free to all individuals an impartial and confidential service of information, guidance and support, and makes responsible use of the experience so gained.
Purpose / Services Available: To provide emergency food parcels to needy residents of the Kapiti area - Waikanae to Paekakariki.
Services Available: Counselling and therapy for individuals of all ages, couples and group facilitation, training and supervision.
Low cost counselling available, sessional rates negotiable.
Purpose / Services Available: To help individuals and families find security in handling their own financial affairs through the development of good money management skills. Volunteers provide free, confidential non-judgmental advice and support, help with planning a budget and living within an income, negotiations with creditors and agencies as required, arrangement of banking and recording systems.
Purpose / Services Available: To break the cycle of violence and abuse. Programmes are available for men, women and youth. The programmes consist of group or individual sessions aimed at providing people with the skills to manage their anger and live a violent free lifestyle.
Purpose / Services Available: The Kapiti Women's Centre is a feminist organisation, referral, educational and counselling services. We are committed to removing any economic and social barriers that may otherwise prevent women from using these services.
Free Youth Health Centre available for all young people aged 11 to 25 years. Including counselling.
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.
Purpose / Services Available: We provide support, training and education and lobbying services to parents. We celebrate and encourage effective parenting, run workshops and seminars and also provide written resources.
Purpose / Services Available: Antenatal classes, post-natal education and support.
A free service that provides practical assistance and support to women who are or who have recently been pregnant. Information, referrals, new born baby clothes, nappies, bassinets and a listening ear or two.
Purpose / Services Available: Welfare of the poor and needy. Food baskets, visits and furniture.
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.
Purpose / Services Available: Counselling, educational talks, displays, practical help for women in need, lobbying MPs.
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.