Help during COVID-19

To anyone who finds themselves in an unsafe environment during this time, please know you can still get help.

Helpful free phone numbers:

0800 REFUGE | 0800 733 843 - Women’s Refuge
0508 744 633- SHINE - Making homes violence free
0800 787 797- Alcohol and drug helpline
0508 FAMILY | 0508 326 459 - Oranga Tamariki call centre
0800 628 632 - Narcotics Anonymous
0800 229 6757 - Alcoholics Anonymous
0800 543 354 or free text 4357- Lifeline
0800 376 633 - Youthline
0800 726 666 - Samaritans
0800 688 5463 - Outline (LGBTIQ+)
0800 111 757 - Depression Helpline
0508 828 865 - Suicide Prevention Helpline
0800 RURAL HELP | 0800 787 254 - Rural Support Trust
0800 654 655 - Gambling Helpline

0800 933 922 - Plunketline to speak to a Plunket nurse.
Need To Talk by calling or texting 1737

07 838 2266 - Age Concern

0800 044 344 or text 1737 - Male Support Services


In an emergency always call 111

In the Waikato

Here2helpU

'Here to help u' is a website designed to help people across the Waikato who might be struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods. Click here to register with this service.

Social Sector Organisations 

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) have compiled a list of social sector organisations providing essential services.  If you are an iwi, Maaori or social sector organisation that delivers an essential service and you have not been contacted by a government agency, you can let MSD know by email at Community_information@msd.govt.nz.

K'aute Pasifika

Waikato's Pacific Hub are delivering essential services including:
- Flu vaccinations
- Immunisations
- COVID-19 packages of support for Pacific families 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦
P 022 488 7816 | E info@kautepasifka.co.nz

Essential Services Huntly

Community advice and social services

P 078289500 | M 027 370 6628 | E taniacomadvice@outlook.com

Diversity Counselling offer their services through virtual consultations.
P 021 068 9683 | E vanisri.mills@dcnz.net

Volunteering for COVID-19

If you're interested in volunteering during COVID-19 Volunteering Waikato is identifying essential jobs that are needed across the region. You can find out more here.

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