Help during COVID-19

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

Here are some 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
In an emergency always call 111

In the Waikato

 

Food and medical deliveries - 0800 800 405

This service is available for people in Waikato struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods. Available between 7am and 7pm daily, this service does not replace other government helplines and will particularly assist the disabled, at risk groups, and people without access to their own transport. More.

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.

Age Concern - 07 838 2266

Male Support Services - 0800 044 344 or text 1737

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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