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Auckland City Mission

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 303 9200
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 23 Union Street, Auckland Central
  • Regions Served North Shore, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Auckland City Mission is helping people in desperate need by providing excellent integrated services and effective advocacy. Auckland City Mission offers hope to individuals and families who may be experiencing a temporary setback or a long-term problem that needs expert attention, and have no-one else to turn to. The Mission provides immediate assistance, such as food, clothing and bedding, and staff work with individuals or families to find workable, long-term solutions to the issues they face.

Auckland Community Law Centre (ACLC)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 377 9449
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Tasman Building, Level 2, 16-22 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central
  • Regions Served North Shore, Other Auckland areas
Overview
ACLC is a not-for-profit generalist community law centre providing legal advice, legal assistance and legal education/information to people with insufficient means to pay for a lawyer.

Beneficiaries Advocacy & Information Service (BAIS)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 444 9543
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Glenfield Community Centre @ cnr Glenfield Road & Bentley Ave
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
BAIS provides free, independent, professional information and advocacy to beneficiaries and low income families on their financial entitlements with WINZ and IRD. BAIS assists clients to address their financial issues and provide a connected pathway to wider community support to empower people to improve their long term family/whanau well being.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 227 111
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 55 Hugo Johnston Dr, Penrose.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The primary service provided by CAP is debt counselling where they empower their clients to become debt free. They work alongside clients who cannot afford the essentials of life, such as food, due to unmanageable levels of debt. Their coaches visit people in their homes and journey together with the client as they get out of debt. CAP Debt Help also offers a CAP Money course. This 3 session course helps people learn how to build and maintain a sustainable budget. Their services are offered through their local church partners and they are funded mostly by private individuals which enables them to offer this service freely to all.

Combined Beneficiaries Union (CBU)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 376 4760
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 147-153 Great North Road, Newton, Auckland 1021
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Combined Beneficiaries Union can provide advocacy services to beneficiaries, to ensure they receive their entitlements from the Ministry of Social Development / Work and Income.If the client has issues regarding their benefit they can contact CBU. With their signed authority the advocate can negotiate with Work and Income on their behalf.• Service is free• Service is available Auckland-wide and nationwide

Dignity Limited

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 021 175 9454
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 2, 26 Egmont Street, Te Aro, Wellington
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Dignity provide free period products through their two impact initiatives for people without access to these products.

Helensville/Waimauku Family Budgeting Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 420 7740
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, Auckland
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Helensville/Waimauku Family Budgeting Service provide free, confidential and non-judgemental budgeting advice.

Henderson Budget Service Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 836 4141
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 20 Alderman Drive Level 1, Henderson 0650
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
Henderson Budget Service provides free, confidential, non-judgemental budgeting advice and support to individuals and families in the West Auckland community.

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 801 601
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Kāinga Ora provides New Zealanders on low income or with special housing needs, including migrants and refugees, with access to good quality, affordable homes.

Money Talks

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 345 123
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Money Talks connect people and whānau with their local foodbanks, help them find their way through Work and Income processes and entitlements and support people to manage their money. Anybody can get in touch with the MoneyTalks team if they need help with day-to-day money matters like budgeting and debt management. It’s free!

New Zealand Foodbank Directory

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
If you are in need of food assistance please visit the New Zealand Foodbank Directory website to find a foodbank in your area.

North Harbour Budgeting Services Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 159 158
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
Overview
Through financial mentoring and education, North Harbour Budgeting Services Incorporated aim to improve the lives of those in their community. They provide free, confidential financial mentoring, support, advice and advocacy services to everybody in their community, with the aim of assisting clients to become more self-reliant.North Harbour Budgeting Services Incorporated offer community education and money mates sessions to groups. Facilitation through seminars and workshops in schools, workplaces, tertiary institutions, community organisations and other agencies.

North Shore Budget Service

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 283 238
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Ground Floor, 3A Gibbons Road, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
North Shore Budget Service provides a variety of free and confidential money mentoring services to clients. The service provides tools to help clients experiencing a crisis or hardship manage their way out of the crisis and assist clients with money management strategies to ensure their financial well-being and that of their families and whanau.Total money management services may incur a cost.

Pātaka Kai Open Street Pantries

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The (Pātaka Kai) Open Street Pantry Movement is a resident led, grassroots, crowd sourced solution to immediate and local need, rescuing food and encouraging the co-sharing between neighbours to strengthen communities. Whether a need for food or a need to give, the Open Street Pantry Movement facilitates neighbours helping neighbours, building community. All street pātaka (pantries) are stocked organically. Those who wish to contribute may do so at their own discretion when convenient. Visit their website to find the open street pantries close to you.

Pillars Inc.

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 745 527
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 6A Jack Conway Drive, Manukau 2104
  • Regions Served Other Auckland areas
Overview
Pillars provides a confidential and non-judgmental family support service for children of prisoners & their families/whanau. Pillars can provide you with advice on:• How the court and prison systems work• How government departments work & what they can offer you e.g. WINZ, Oranga Tamariki etc• How to cope with separation from your family member • Parenting skills & helping your child deal with the changes• Self esteem & assertiveness in dealing with life• Budgeting• Other issues which may arise for you

Stepsforward Inc

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 424 4014
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Macaulay House - 682 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Stepsforward Inc provide targeted, effective early intervention services:free home support, social work and financial budget assistance to families/whanau. Empowering and strengthening families to work towards sustainable solutions. Co-ordination of Strengthening Families Programme.

The Fono

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone [North Shore]
    (09) 838 0746
    0800 366 648
    [Waitakere]
    (09) 837 1780
    0800 366 648
  • Email [North Shore]
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    [Waitakere]
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  • Address [North Shore]
    Level 1, 65 Pearn Crescent, Northcote
    [Waitakere]
    411 Great North Road, Henderson (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Fono is the largest Pacific NGO in New Zealand and offers medical, dental and community services across the Auckland Region and also provides Whanau Ora Services to Pacific families.

The Salvation Army

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone [Rodney]
    (09) 426 0239
    0800 53 00 00
    [North Shore]
    (09) 441 2554
    0800 53 00 00
    [Waitakere]
    (09) 837 4471
    0800 53 00 00
  • Email [Rodney]
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    [North Shore]
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    [Waitakere]
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  • Address [Rodney]
    32-34 Greenview Lane, Red Beach, Auckland 0932
    [North Shore]
    4 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield 0629
    [Waitakere]
    7-9 View Road, Henderson, Waitakere, Auckland 0612 (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
The Salvation Army provides:• Advocacy, referral, court support services• Emergency food & clothing• Financial Mentoring: Their mentors work 1:1 or with a whanau or group to provide coaching. They can draw up spending and saving plans, talk to creditors and provide advocacy to government agencies.• Family stores

Utilities Disputes (UDL)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 223 3400
    04914 4630
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Utilities Disputes (UDL) resolves complaints about electricity, gas, water, and broadband installation on shared property. Their service is free, independent, and fair. They're there to help! UDL can help you stay connected.

VisionWest Community Trust

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone (09) 818 0700
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 97 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602
  • Regions Served North Shore, Waitakere
Overview
VisionWest provides comprehensive wrap-around services, including:- Numeracy & Literacy Education: Reading and comprehension, speaking and listening, writing and numeracy skills. One to one support with transition into further education and/or employment.- Emergency Food Support- Housing Support- Money Mentors: financial guidance for people who are facing money difficulties, struggling with overspending or debt repayments, experiencing changes in financial circumstances.- Youth coaching and mentoring for eligible youth.- Additional services, such as counselling, may incur a cost.
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