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Children & Young People

Children & Young People

Ara Taiohi

  • Telephone 04 802 5000
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Ara Taiohi is the peak body for youth development in Aotearoa. It brings together people and organisations that work with young people (those aged 12 to 25).

Barnardos New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 227 627
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Barnados provides the 0800 What's up - free counselling helpline and web chat service for children and teens.

Bays Community Centre

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 09 478 4091
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  • Address 2 Glen Road, Browns Bay, North Shore, Auckland 0630
  • Postal Address PO Box 335041, Browns Bay
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
The Bays Community Centre (Heart of the Bays) is a hub of community activity in Browns Bay. Many different organisations and individuals use the centre for a range of activities, classes, courses, from art to ESOL classes, physical activities like dance classes, yoga, tai chi etc.

CADS Altered High Youth Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 845 1893
    027 462 4580
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
CADS Altered High Youth Service is a team of health professionals who help young people, aged 13-19 with concerns about their own, or someone else‚Äôs alcohol or drug use.  Their services are confidential and they are happy to take an individual or family approach.  CADS Altered High Youth Service are mobile and can see you in a place that suits you. They can also do phone counselling and use teleconferencing (Zoom) to see you.

CARE Waitakere Trust

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 09 834 6480
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  • Address 64 Waipani Road, Te Atatu Peninsula
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
CARE Waitakere Trust has a team of passionate professional Counsellors, Budget Advisors and a Family Support Worker working to provide services that effectively address disadvantage and promote community well-being. Free budgeting, advocacy and family support services are available, as well as affordable counselling and therapy groups for children, adolescents and adults.

ChangeWorks (c/o Family Action)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 836 1987
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  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
Family Action now offers the ChangeWorks programmes and also a range of services for those who have experienced abuse, trauma, family and sexual violence. Including counselling, outreach, women's refuge and youth programmes.

Child Connection

  • Telephone 021 288 3344
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  • Address 411 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
Child Connection is not-for-profit organisation that stands for the universal right of every child to feel closeness and belonging. Touch/Massage programmes have been created by CEO Eva Scherer and are delivered to parents, and various educational organisations for children, such as kindergartens and schools. These programmes prevent child abuse, depression, suicide, and family violence. Based on years of research, they also contribute to building healthy families and communities.

Child, Women & Family Services

  • Telephone 09 486 8900 (North Shore), 09 422 2700 (Warkworth), 09 427 0300 (Rodney)
    09 839 0000 (Waitakere)
  • Address 124 Shakespeare Road, Takapuna, North Shore, 0622 (North Shore)
    55-75 Lincoln Road, Henderson (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Women's Health Services:These include maternity services, obstetrics and gynecology services, antenatal clinics and childbirth education.Child Health Services:These include pediatrics, the Home Care for Kids (HC4K) service and child disability services.Community Child Health Services:This service provides such resources as Public Health Nurses, Ear Nurse Specialists, Vision Hearing Technicians and Social Workers.Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS):Free dental care for children aged 0-18.

Children's Autism Foundation (CAF)

  • Telephone 09 415 7406
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  • Address Lion Foundation House, 3 William Laurie Place, Albany, Auckland 0632
  • Postal Address PO Box 301 220, Albany 0752 Auckland
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Children’s Autism provide affordable and accessible programmes and services for families/whanau and carers of children/youth with autism (up to 21 years). Workshops and training are provided for communities and professionals to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge about the autism spectrum.

Coast Youth Community Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 027 310 5981
    09 972 5759
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  • Address 733 Whangaparaoa Road
  • Postal Address PO Box 98 Whangaparaoa 0932
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Coast Youth Community Trust is an independent charitable entity established to work with 11-18 year old and their families on the Hibiscus Coast. The objective is to provide leadership, direction and management of resources to nurture, support, mentor and coach young people, their caregivers and their families. We run FWD, a year long Youth Guarantees course designed to provide 16-19 year olds with an opportunity to study towards their NZQA level 2 qualifications aligned with Vocational Pathways. Free to families.

Community Child Health

  • Telephone 09 447 0100
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  • Address 3 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland, 0622
  • Postal Address PO Box 93503, Takapuna, 0740
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Community Child Health comprises of several organisations working together to deliver services that focus on family as the constant in a child's life and that families want what is best for their child. The services' approach is family centred supporting families in their hopes and aspirations for the child by building on each child and family's uniqueness.

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 622 0551
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  • Address Level 1, 55 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 13578, Onehunga 1643
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Diabetes Youth Auckland helps young people who have diabetes to live every day bravely. Their aim is to build confidence and independence and provide inspiration for youth and their families living with diabetes. Diabetes Youth Auckland run a programme that encompasses support, education, events, and camps. They are part of the Auckland Branch of Diabetes NZ.

Discovery Foundation

  • Telephone 09 376 8267
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Discovery Foundation exists to give young people the skills, tools and strategies that enable them to get the best out of life and to deal effectively with life’s challenges. The Discovery programmes are designed to promote self-esteem and to encourage young people to reach their full potential.

Essentially Men

  • Telephone 09 376 2386
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  • Address 13 Maidstone Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1021
  • Postal Address PO Box 68 311, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Registered Charitable Trust dedicated to supporting men of all ages, fostering an ethos of men supporting each other in the context of their whanau and community through transformational courses, events and Men's Groups. Courses include the renowned Essentially Men/Men Being Real weekend, and the Pathways To Manhood programme for Fathers & Sons (13-15 years).

Family Information Service - Starship

  • Telephone 09 307 4955
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  • Address Level 3, Starship Children's Health, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 (opposite Outpatients)
  • Postal Address Private Bag 92024, Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1142
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Family Information Service is a free service providing families/whanau in New Zealand with information about children's medical conditions and disabilities, including support group details.

Fostering Kids

  • Telephone 0800 693 323 or 027 538 9691
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  • Postal Address PO Box 30188, Lower Hutt, 5040
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Fostering Kids NZ. Here to support caregiver families who open their homes and hearts to children and young people in need of care and protection. We do this by providing training, encouragement, advocacy, information, publications & support services to caregiver families, so that the placement has the best possible chance of success.

Graeme Dingle Foundation

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 477 6237
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  • Address 6 Triton Drive, Albany, North Shore 0632
  • Postal Address PO Box 305 474, Triton Plaza, North Shore 0757
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Dingle Foundation is a leading organisation managing proven youth development programmes, aimed to inspire school aged children to reach their full potential. Programmes include: Kiwi Can Stars Career Navigator Mentoring Youth New Development (MYND) Project K

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 418 3753
    0800 472 637
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  • Address Unit C, Chelsea Business Park, 162 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626
  • Postal Address PO Box 34892, Birkenhead
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
GRG Trust NZ's purpose is to provide specialised advocacy services, support, information and education programmes that empower full time grandparent and whanau caregivers to raise resilient and healthy tamariki and rangatahi (children and youth) and to strengthen their whānau. Advocacy services cover income support, care and protection, parenting and guardianship, housing. Caregiver education workshops are trauma informed care focused and specifically designed for the grandparent and whanau care relationship.

HealthWEST - Te Puna Manawa Community Health Services

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 839 7480
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  • Postal Address PO Box 104 098, Lincoln North, Waitakere, Auckland 0654
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST is an NGO with Māori provider status.  Passionate about improving health and social outcomes, through free, innovative primary care and community services focusing on Māori, Pacific, tamariki, rangatahi, whanau and other high needs populations.  We provide the following services for young people:   Youth Health Hub, Specialist Youth Health Clinic, Enhanced School Based Health Services, Your Choice – Youth Primary Mental Health Programme (Mentoring/Counselling), Young Dads Programme, Child Health - Outreach Immunisation Service.  Youth Health Hub 0800562023.

Homebuilders Family Services (North Rodney)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 425 7048
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 5 Hexham Street, Warkworth 0910
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Free Youth Counselling service for people aged 18 years or younger. Free one to one children's Chrysalis programme for children aged 6 to 12 years.
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