Palmerston North

Phone number: 
(06) 357 3509
Email address: 
birthright.pn@callplus.net.nz
Address: 
C/o ACROSS, 294a Church St / PO Box 1140, Palmerston North

Birthright has been supporting the community in Palmerston North for a number of years – we work to support, strengthen and advocate for families led by one parent. Birthright believes in the importance of children having a good start in life and of families succeeding on their own terms whatever their circumstances.

We offer the following services: 

  • Home-based support - home visits, helping families set and achieve goals.

  • Advocacy, advice, information and referrals to the right agencies/organisations.

  • Possible funding opportunities to assist with school uniforms, stationery and camps.

Regional Services - Search

ACROSS Te Kotahitanga O te Wairua
Email address:
Street address:
302 Church Street, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 356 7486

ACROSS is an Anglican, Catholic and Community Support service providing social work, counselling and foster care services to families. This includes: Communication skills; Parenting plans and individualised parenting strategies; Individual, couple and family counselling; Individual and group work with children; Linking you to other helping services; Supporting grandparents raising grandchildren.

Barnados (Central North Island)
Street address:
160 Grey Street, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 358 9429

Among its other programmes, this Barnardos offers Family Start, which is a one-to-one service developed for families under stress. Support workers visit the families in their own homes to help them develop skills in parenting, family relationships, household management, budgeting and how to use community resources.

Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust
Email address:
Street address:
140-148 Maxwells Line, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 353 6385

Best Care are the manawhenua health, disability support and social service arm of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, the mandated iwi authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu. Social Services provided are counselling and social support, and the Whanau Wellbeing Programme, which deals with family violence.

Citizens Advice Bureau (Central North Island)
Street address:
5 Pitt St, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 357 0647

Citizens Advice Bureau can provide information to assist with almost any issue, and if they can't, they'll find someone who can. No problem is too big or too small. They'll discuss your options with you and give you contact number for any services or organisations that will be able to help further.

Methodist Social Services
Street address:
663 Main Street, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 3500307

MSS offers free counselling for children under 17 and their parents as well as low-cost counselling for adults. MSS also offers free education programmes for children: Walk with Confidence; Change, Loss and Grief; and Skills for Managing Anger. Children's and parents' groups run in parallel and each programme is usually held four times a year.

Open Home Foundation (Central North Island)
Email address:
Street address:
Corner of Rangitikei St & The Square, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 358 4024

In Palmerston North, Open Homes offers: Home based social work support; Foster care services; Counselling; and mentoring to parents.

Presbyterian Support Central (Central North Island)
Street address:
19 Russell Street, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 356 9245

In Palmerston North, Presbyterian Support Central offers: Family/Whanau support; Counselling (including ACC, Family Court, relationship, family and crisis counselling); Social Work; Parent Education (including Parenting for single parent programme); Education.

Supergrans (Manawatu)
Email address:
Street address:
74 The Square, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 354 3804

Supergrans is a group of experienced and knowledgeable people offering practical tuition in household management to enable others to make the most of the resources, including finances, available to them. Supergran’s goal through this “one on one” mentoring and demonstration is to provide clients and their families with further knowledge that can assist in improving the family’s well-being and self esteem.

Te Aroha Noa Community Services (TANCS Adult Education)
Street address:
12-26 Brentwood Avenue, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 358 2255

Te Aroha Noa provides: Courses including: Computers, Health & Fitness, Aerobics, Parenting Skills, How to parent through separation, Te Reo Maori, Scrapbooking, Tivaevae, How to be the first best teacher for your pre-schooler. Support groups including: Young Mums Support Groups Over 21 & Under 21, Early Childhood Parents/Caregivers Morning every Friday. Counselling.

The Salvation Army (Central North Island)
Street address:
431 Church Street, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 358 7455

Services in Palmerston North include: Accommodation, Advocacy, Information, Clothing, Recovery, Religious instruction, Parenting Assistance, Budgetary Advice, Food Banks, Furnishing.

Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS)
Street address:
7 Edgeware Road, Palmerston North
Telephone:
06 355 5906

YOSS works with young people aged 10-24 years of age, providing free services including information, advice, support, counselling, psychological and alcohol and drug support, nurse and doctor check-ups and youth development programmes.