The Collective was set up in 1986 to support the right of women to make informed choices about our lives and health care. It is still going strong. We provide a confidential place where any woman can bring any concern about her physical, mental or emotional health. Support workers offer skilled listening, support and referral.
The support service is open 10am-3pm Mon-Fri and women can contact us by phone, email or in person to make a time to come in. Self-referrals are always welcome.
We also run a counselling service which is only for women on low incomes, providing up to 12 free sessions with a qualified counsellor. In addition, we do pregnancy testing and have a small library. All our services are free.
NZPC is able to support sex workers who want to leave sex work by offering counselling and support. NZPC can also provide support with developing CVs and suggestions for developing pathways into alternate work, including building experience in voluntary work.
Free legal help from Community Law
Community Law is a first stop for finding out about any of your legal rights. We’re great at translating the law into plain English and making sure you know what you’re entitled to. If people are chasing you for money, you’re dealing with family violence, or you’re having issues with accommodation, you can come in to one of our drop-ins and have a face-to face meeting with a lawyer. The drop-ins are in both our Wellington and Lower Hutt offices at certain times during the day. You can ask if any specialist lawyers are available (such as family, human rights, employment or criminal law lawyers), or you can ask to talk with a lawyer you may feel more comfortable with (for example, a Māori lawyer or a woman lawyer) and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Our service is free, non-judgmental and confidential, and you’re welcome to bring along a friend or whānau member for support. Find out more here.
To view the services offered by Ministry of Social Development, click here. The site allows you to search services by location, to find assistance with:
Addiction, health, mental health, disability and basic needs
Education and training and employment
Parent, caregiver, family and whanau services
Clients can come in to be assessed for an emergency appointment or be booked into an appointment for any necessary assistance. Work and Income have assistance with Benefit Due Payments (where a client can apply for a recoverable half rate of the main benefit issued directly into their bank account when in process of applying for the benefit), Non recoverable assistance, for example food grants, and other Recoverable Assistance Payments as well.
Annette King’s electorate office in Newtown, Wellington supports constituents who live in the Rongotai electorate. Annette’s office is a place where people can seek representation, advocacy and assistance. Annette provides representation by taking the views of local communities and groups to Parliament when legislation is being created, advocacy by speaking to Ministers and government agencies where appropriate, for people who want to make things happen and assistance with any matters concerning government departments.
We also provide Justice of the Peace service, but we ask that you ring beforehand to check our JP is in the office.
The Salvation Army Addiction Services provides a safe, integrated, high quality treatment service to people whose lives have been affected by the harmful use of, or dependency on alcohol or other drugs. You will be supported, challenged and encouraged to make positive changes in your life so that you can find hope, direction, peace and stability.
Our intensive programme is based on your individual needs, and we will work with you as well as with your family and whānau, on the best treatment plan for you. On the programme, you’ll participate in mixture of group work, individual counselling and the 12 Steps towards recovery.
Services are also available in Upper Hutt where we offer one on one counselling and assessment for alcohol and other drug addiction by suitably qualified addictions caseworkers.
The Salvation Army Gambling Service provides help for people affected by gambling harm. Clinics are available in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. One to one counselling is offered for individuals and / or family and whanau.
To inquire about assistance please ring 04 389 6566 to speak with one of our qualified addictions caseworkers or alternatively we welcome you calling directly into our centre.
We are based in the Hope Centre, Level 2 / 26 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington.