- 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.
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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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.
Home based support services for families.
Free friendly, confidential information, on any matter. Advice, advocacy, and support with any concern or problem. Referral to other agencies for specialist advice.
Provide free legal service within the Waikato Legal Services District.
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 (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.
Provide budget advice, support and education.
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.
Provides child birth education, parent education and family support.
"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 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 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.
Social services agency - foodbank, social work, senior citizens support group, computer classes.
In Hamilton, Open Home provides: homes based social work support; foster care services; and counselling.
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.
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 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.
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.