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Hardship Support

Hardship Support

Auckland City Mission

  • Telephone 09 303 9200
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  • Address 23 Union Street, Auckland Central
  • Postal Address PO Box 5352, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
  • FAX 09 379 5657
  • 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)

  • Telephone 09 377 9449
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  • Address Tasman Building, Level 2, 16-22 Anzac Avenue, Auckland Central
  • Postal Address PO Box 3137, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140
  • Regions Served North Shore, Other Auckland areas
Overview
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)

  • Telephone 09 444 9543
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  • Address Glenfield Community Centre @ cnr Glenfield Road & Bentley Ave
  • Postal Address PO Box 40 482 Glenfield, 0747
  • 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/whanua well being.

Browns Bay Presbyterian Church (St Cuthbert's)

  • Telephone 09 478 2441
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  • Address 45 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore 0630
  • Postal Address PO Box 35 112, Browns Bay, North Shore 0753
  • Regions Served North Shore
Overview
Foodbank for the Browns Bay & Torbay area only Referrals must be from WINZ or CAB. Also provide a family centre community hall Youth Group and Mainly Music All welcome

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

  • Telephone 050 822 7111
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  • Address 55 Hugo Johnston Dr, Penrose.
  • Postal Address PO Box 12041, Penrose, Auckland 1064
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
CAP partners with local churches to reach people in need, through five free services – Debt Help (for people in unmanageable debt), CAP Money (financial management courses) and Job Clubs, Release Groups, Life Skills – community support groups addressing unemployment, life-controlling habits and lack of essential life skills. Each service brings practical solutions, community and hope to people living in poverty.

Combined Beneficiaries Union (CBU)

  • Telephone 09 376 4760
    09 376 9680
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  • Address 147-153 Great North Road, Newton, Auckland 1021
  • Postal Address PO Box 68905, Newton, Auckland 1145
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
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

Helensville/Waimauku Family Budgeting Service

  • Telephone 09 4207740
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  • Address The Library, 4A Commercial Road, Helensville
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Budgeting service as well as a foodbank. Supporting people in need in our community.

Henderson Budget Service Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 836 4141
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  • 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
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  • 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.

North Shore Budget Service

  • Telephone 0800 283 238
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  • Address Ground Floor, 3A Gibbons Road, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Postal Address PO Box 101-767 North Shore, Auckland 0745
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney
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 managetheir way out of the crisis and assist clients with money managementstrategies to ensure their financial well-being and that of their families and whanau. 

Pillars Inc.

  • Telephone 0508 745527
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  • Address 6A Jack Conway Drive, Manukau 2104
  • Postal Address PO Box 97-212 Manukau Auckland 2241
  • Regions Served Other Auckland areas
Overview
Supporting children who have a parent in prison.

Stepsforward Inc

  • Telephone 09 424 4014
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  • Address 575 Whangaparaoa Road Whangaparaoa
  • Postal Address PO Box 519 Whangaparaoa 0943
  • Regions Served Rodney
Overview
Free home support, Social Work and Financial budget assistance to families/whanau, providing targeted, effective early intervention services. Empowering and strengthening families to work towards sustainable solutions. Co-ordination of Strengthening Families Programme.

The Salvation Army (Hardship Support)

  • Telephone 09 441 2554 (North Shore), 09 426 0239 (Rodney) or 09 837 4471 (Waitakere)
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  • Address 4 Kaipatiki Road, Glenfield 0629 (North Shore)
    32-34 Greenview Lane, Red Beach, Auckland 0932 (Rodney)
    7-9 View Road, Henderson, Waitakere, Auckland 0612 (Waitakere)
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Children and Family social work Counselling Advocacy, referral, court support services Emergency food and clothing Financial Mentoring Positive Life Skills Programme Family stores

UDL Utilities Disputes

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 223 3400
    04 914 4630
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  • 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 here to help! UDL can help you stay connected.

Waitemata Community Law Service

  • Telephone 0800 529 463 or 09 835 2130
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  • Address 1 Trading Place, Henderson, Waitakere
  • Postal Address PO Box 121 104, Henderson, Waitakere
  • Regions Served Waitakere
Overview
Waitemata Community Law Service provide free legal help to people on low incomes.

Water Utility Consumer Assistance Trust (WUCAT)

  • Telephone 0800 625 8176 or 09 625 8176
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  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Providing relief to Watercare customers who are struggling to pay their bills. Information and assistance on ways to reduce water usage and other conservation measures.

Work and Income

Overview
Work and Income 'WINZ' are there to help you financially if you're on a low income or not working, support you into work, and help you with housing. Give them a call or visit their website to find the service centre closest to you.

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