Waikato

Phone number: 
(07) 839 1051 or 0800 457 146
Email address: 
office@spsw.org.nz
Address: 
2 Dawson St, Hamilton East, Waikato 3206

Birthright Waikato, which operates as Single Parent Services, has been in the Hamilton area since 1958 and is one of the oldest community social service agencies in the region.

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Anglican Action
Street address:
100 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton
Telephone:
07 856 5820

Services provided:
- residential learning and training centre for women and their children (0-12yrs)
- transitional Accommodation for Men
- Social Advocacy
- access to Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank
- Budget Service
- Advocacy and Social work
- Referrals to other relevant agencies
- Community Counselling Service
- Assisting the long-term unemployed to find work.

Barnados (Waikato)
Street address:
52 Lake Road, Frankton, Hamilton 3204
Telephone:
07 847 1088

Our vision: a society where children can grow up to be caring people and quality parents. Mission: to help NZ children experience a cycle of success through effective care, support and education. Services provided by the Waikato Management unit include: family support service, children's contact service, parenting programmes, KidStart home-based care and education services, foster care service (respite and care & protection bed nights), domestic violence programmes for children and counselling, Footsteps to Feeling Safe.

Catholic Family Support Services
Email address:
Street address:
100 Morrinsville Rd, Waikato 3216
Telephone:
07 856 3760

Home based support services for families.

Citizens Advice Bureau (Waikato)
Email address:
Street address:
55 Victoria Street, Hamilton 3204
Telephone:
07 839 0395

Free friendly, confidential information, on any matter. Advice, advocacy, and support with any concern or problem. Referral to other agencies for specialist advice.

Community Law Waikato
Street address:
109 Anglesea Street, HAMILTON 2001
Telephone:
07 839 0770 or 0800 529 482

Provide free legal service within the Waikato Legal Services District.

Family Start - Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust
Street address:
27 Rifle Range Road, Dinsdale, Hamilton 3243
Telephone:
07 848 0008

Family Start is an early intervention, preventative, home-based service for families facing challenges in the areas of health, welfare or education.

Family Works (Northern)
Street address:
100 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton
Telephone:
07 858 4413

Family Works Northern (formerly known as James Family) is the child and family services division of Presbyterian Support Northern. They offer counselling and social work services for children and their families.

Hamilton Budgeting Advisory Trust
Email address:
Street address:
800 Victoria Street, 2001, Hamilton
Telephone:
07-838 1339

Provide budget advice, support and education.

Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre (Shama)
Email address:
Street address:
Telephone:
027 243 3811

Shama provides info, support, referral & training services for ethnic women and their families. Recognises that ethnic women & their families face many issues including feelings of loneliness being away from extended family, adapting to life in NZ, discrimination, helpless & powerless due to domestic violence, lack of info about services &access to such services. Shama organises holiday programmes for 5-13 year olds, life skills programme for women such as driving, sewing, fitness, English classes, ethnic language maintenance programmes, senior women social network, health workshops, seminars.

Hamilton Parents Centre Inc
Email address:
Street address:
87 Boundary Road, Hamilton
Telephone:
07 855 7517

Provides child birth education, parent education and family support.

Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust New Zealand
Email address:
Street address:
538 Fraser St, Tauranga
Telephone:
07 571 0379 or Crisis phone: 0800KND123

​"Strengthening Father and child relationships through support, education and fun."

We operate offices regionally across the North Island providing information to encourage all parents, particularly fathers. 

Our service also provides information for separated fathers navigating areas around relationships, child custody and the Family Court process. 

For more information or to make contact with a Regional Manager please refer to our website: www.kidzneeddadz.org.nz or phone 0800KND123

Lifeline (Waikato)
Street address:
Telephone:
07 838 0719 or 0800 543 354

LifeLine Waikato is a professional telephone counselling service. The service is provided free of charge and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The reasons people call LifeLine vary greatly and often are multi-faceted. Specific issues include emotional problems, relationships, loneliness, employment stress, grief, finances, physical health, mental health problems and suicide.

Link House
Email address:
Street address:
2 Dawson Street, Hamilton 3216
Telephone:
07 839 1051

Link House aims to foster wellbeing and independence in single parent families and offer quality education and counselling to the wider community. Link House Services include: Support for Single Parent Families; Full Counselling Service; Life Skills Education, Personal and Professional Development courses.

Methodist City Action
Email address:
Street address:
62 London St, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204
Telephone:
07 839 3917

Social services agency - foodbank, social work, senior citizens support group, computer classes.

Open Home Foundation (Waikato)
Email address:
Street address:
2 Tamihana Avenue, HAMILTON 2001
Telephone:
07 847 2607

In Hamilton, Open Home provides: homes based social work support; foster care services; and counselling.

Te Whanau Putahi
Street address:
37 Oxford St, Fairfield, Hamilton 3214
Telephone:
07 855 0990

Respite childcare / social services provider. They provide the community with a toy library, kids clubs, a youth drop-in centre, Respite Care Childcare Centre, literacy programmes, counsellors, craft mornings, and they are part of the Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank.

Te Whare Kokonga - Melville Community Centre
Email address:
Street address:
58 Bader St, Bader, Hamilton 3206
Telephone:
07 843 8811

Some of the Services & Programmes Provided: Budgeting Advice, WINZ & HNZC Advocacy, Legal Advice, Smoking Cessation, JP Service, Parenting courses, Holiday programmes, Vege Co-op, Vibrant Living programmes and much more.

Toughlove Trust (Hamilton)
Email address:
Street address:
10 Jefferson Heights, Western Heights, Hamilton
Telephone:
07 846 4960

Toughlove is a structured self-help programme for parents who are troubled by unacceptable teenager behaviour such as verbal abuse, stealing, lying, getting into trouble at school, or abusing drugs and/or alcohol. It aims to help families resolve crises and conflicts. The organisation offers weekly meetings, where support is given by other parents in a crisis or otherwise troubled by unacceptable behaviour. The programme empowers them to find their own solutions and to take responsibility for their actions. Thispromotes a healthy community.

Waikato Family Centre Trust
Email address:
Street address:
4 Radnor St, Hamilton
Telephone:
07 834 2036

Providing free professional advice to mothers of crying babies, whatever the problem or query may be. We provide teenage mother groups and post-natal distress groups.