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Food

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Compassion Soup Kitchen   

Internet hub, support workers.

132 Tory Street, Te Aro.

Monday – Saturday:  Breakfast 7.45am.   Dinner 4.45pm.

For more info see here 

Downtown Community Ministries Foodbank

2 Lukes Lane, Te Aro, Wellington.

Monday to Friday: 9am – 12 noon. 

Wellington City Mission Foodbank

If you need immediate or ongoing assistance, the Foodbank can help short and long-term.

19 Gordon Place, Newtown

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 3.30pm

Friday: 10.30am – 3.30pm

For more info see here

The Free store

St Peters Church, 211Willis street, Te Aro, Wellington

Monday to Friday: Line up for 5pm, food distributed from 5.30pm-7pm.

Coffee and tea also available. 

For more info see here

Stillwaters Community 

329 Willis Street, Te Aro, Wellington.

Friday evening meal: from 5pm.

Sunday evening worship and snacks.

Wellington Community Ministries

Can provide individuals and families with food parcels.

4 Normanby St, Newtown, Wellington

 (04) 389 0594

 wellington.cm@salvationarmy.org.nz

For more info see here

 

Sleep

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Wellington Women’s homeless trust

Transitional housing.

Email - manager@homeless.org.nz

For more info see here

Wellington City Mission

Emergency accommodation.

19 Gordon Place, Newtown.

Phone 04 245 0900

For more info see here 

WINZs

Emergency accommodation

Phone 0800 559 009

For more info see here 

Kahungunu Whānau Services

Emergency and transitional housing support.

35 Victoria Street, Wellington City.

Phone 0800 636 646

For more info see here 

Downtown Community Ministries

Aro Mai housing first.

2 Lukes Lane, Te Aro.

Monday to Friday: 9-12 noon

For more info see here 

The Salvation Army

Emergency accommodation for families, transitional housing, community/social housing, post prison support.

Phone 04 802 6269

For more info see here 

 

Clothes

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Compassion Soup Kitchen

Free clothing is available.

From 9am everyday 

 

 

Showers and laundry

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Orange Sky

Free laundry and shower services, various locations around the city

For more info see here

Wesley Methodist Church

Showers available at various times

75 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Grey Street Public toilets and showers

Public toilet and shower.

Corner Grey and Featherstone Street.

Open various times

For more info see here

The Salvation Army

4 Normanby Street, Newtown

Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm

 

Drugs and Alcohol

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Te Aro Health Centre

Make an appointment to discuss your needs with one of the clinical staff.

Phone:   04 385 0255

Salvation Army

Rehabilitation programs.

Self refer or be referred via social support agencies and TAHC

Freephone National Number (in New Zealand): 0800 53 00 00

For more information see here

AA and DA

Self refer – check out local support group meetings via the internet.

FREE phone: 0800 229 6757

Email AA: help@aa.org.nz

For more information see here

Care NZ

Self refer or referral via social sector agencies and TAHC. 138 The Terrace, Wellington.

FREE phone: 0800 385 151

Email: wellington@carenz.co.nz

For more information see here

Addiction Service - Capital & Coast District Health Board

For specialised alcohol and drug addiction service.

Referral via Te Haika C&CDHB - discuss with TAHC clinical staff.

FREE phone: 0800 745 477

For more information see here

Mental Health

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will vary for some services.

Call Police on 111    if you are in immediate danger

Te Aro Health Centre

Make an appointment to discuss your mental wellbeing with one of the clinical staff.

The staff can refer you through to various support and counselling services.

Phone: 04 385 0255

Te Haika

Mental Health Services – Capital & Coast District Health Board

Te Haika is a mental health and addictions contact centre for people in crisis or experiencing moderate to severe mental health or addiction problems. It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by mental health and addiction professionals.

FREE phone: 0800 745 477

For more information see here

Need to talk? - 1737

24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor or talk to a peer support worker. The service is completely free.

Free call or text: 1737

For more information see here

The Depression Helpline

If you need someone to talk to about the way you are feeling, the Depression Helpline is available 24/7. 

Free phone: 0800 111 757

TXT: 4202

Email: Use this form

For more information see here

Healthline

The Healthline team are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.

They can arrange to talk with you in your language.

Call anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Free phone: 0800 611 116

For more information see here

Lifeline

To speak to a counsellor please phone one of their free 24/7 helplines:

24/7 Helpline: 0800 LIFELINE (0800 54 33 54) 

or free text:  HELP (4357)

Suicide Crisis Helpline:  0508 TAUTOKO (0508 82 88 65)

Kidsline:  0800 54 37 54

For more information see here

Samaritans

Confidential, non‑judgemental & non‑religious support.

Free phone: 0800 726 666

 

Youthline

Free phone: 0800 376 633

 

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Free phone: 0800 787 797

 

What’s up?

Helpline for children and young people

Free phone: 0800 942 8787

 

Financial

 

Downtown Community Ministries

Money management services

2 Luke’s Lane, Te Aro, Wellington.

Visit. 9am-midday on week days between 9-12 noon

Phone: 04 384 7699
Email: office@dcm.org.nz

For more information see here

Wellington City Mission 

Budget, financial mentoring and Total Money Management advice.

19 Gordon Place, Newtown

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 3.30pm
Friday: 10.30am – 3.30pm

for more information see here

 

 
 
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