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Cultural, Refugee, and Migrant Services

Cultural, Refugee and Migrant Services

Connecting with supports that are run by people from your own culture, or a culture that you prefer to your culture of origin, can be an excellent way to gain new perspectives, build positive meaning and create connections. While the services below all aim to serve people mainly from a specific cultural group – most services welcome people of any ethnicity. We encourage you to ask. DHBs and other community support services also provide cultural services.

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Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust (KPACT)
Provides a social media group to promote social participation and networking with Korean older people in order to reduce social isolation, loneliness and challenging life in a new country. www.facebook.com/Korean-Positive-Ageing-Charitable-Trust-283860485051694/

Maori Health Provider Directory
An online directory of Maori health providers across the country.

Maori and Pacific Alcohol and Drug Hotlines
See Help Lines for culture specific phone line services

NZ Chinese Youth Trust
The New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust is a non-profit organisation established in 1999. The main purpose of the Trust is to empower Chinese young people to maximise their potential, and ultimately to contribute to New Zealand society. Regular support groups are offered.
www.nzcyt.org.nz | (09) 479 9736 or 021 258 5418 | mario@nzcyt.org.nz

Shakti New Zealand
Shakti is a national not-for-profit community organisation specialised in the area of women’s development, empowerment and domestic/ family violence intervention, prevention and awareness. They are a specialist provider of culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin.
https://shaktiinternational.org/shakati-new-zealand/ | Phone 0800 742 584

Vaka Tautua
Vaka Tautua provide mental health, disability, and addictions support to Pasifika communities across Auckland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury, including access to Pasifika peer support workers. www.vakatautua.co.nz  | 0800 825 282


Auckland DHB Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro
See listing in the Community Mental-Health Centres (DHB) section of the directory.

Asian Family Services
Asian Family Services (AFS) provides professional, confidential, nationwide face-to-face or telephone support to Asians living in New Zealand.
www.asianfamilyservices.nz/ | 0800 862 342 | admin@pgfnz.org.nz

Belong Aotearoa
A specialist settlement agency for newcomers, migrants, former refugees and ethnic communities offering free or low cost social enterprise programmes and services in several locations across Auckland. www.belong.org.nz/ | 09 625 2440 | Level 2, 8 Virginia Ave East, Eden Terrace, Auckland

Bo Ai She
A Chinese Mental Health Peer Support Organisation, Bo Ai She offer Chinese WRAP training and social support from people who have been there.
http://sites.google.com/site/boaishechineseconsumer/home | 09929 3881 | 021 718670 | boaisheadmin@gmail.com

Fonua Ola
Fonua Ola provides social services across the Auckland region, mainly to the Pacific community, with cultural support workers, cultural youth workers, a family-centred counselling service, parenting programmes and budgeting support.
www.fonuaola.org.nz | (09) 270 2089 | Head Office: 32 Station Road, Otahuhu| info@fonuaola.org.nz

He Kamaka Waiora Maori
Available to all Maori patients and their whanau using ADHB inpatient and community services. Their aim is to ensure the best cultural and clinical care for you. They provide kaumatua services within ADHB’s acute inpatient units and whanau accommodation called Te Whare Awhina.
www.healthpoint.co.nz/public/other/auckland-dhb-maori-health  | (09) 3074949 x 7200 | hkw@adhb.govt.nz

Mahitahi Trust
Mahitahi Trust is a charitable trust that provides Kaupapa Maori services and programmes of support to people who experience mental health problems across the ADHB and CMDHB areas.  They only accept referrals from ADHB and CMDHB mental-health services.
www.mahitahi.co.nz | 15a Ronwood Ave, Manukau, Auckland | 09 262 4533

New Zealand Chinese Youth Trust
The main purpose of the Trust is to empower Chinese young people to maximise their potential, and ultimately to contribute to New Zealand society. The main activities organised by the Trust include the St. John Youth Divisions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, the Milford Sea Scout Group and the Young Chinese Ambassadors Group. Various other workshops and courses are run regularly. 
www.nzcyt.org.nz | (09) 479 9736 or 021 258 5418 | mario@nzcyt.org.nz

New Zealand African Welfare Service Trust
The Trust assists African Refugees and Migrants and other nationalities with their integration into the wider community.  The Trust offers youth projects, family support, parenting courses, budget advice, advocacy, counselling, and school support for parents.
www.africanwelfare.org.nz | (09) 838 1530 | 35 Railside Avenue Henderson| info@africanwelfare.org.nz

Raukura Hauora O Tainui
An iwi Charitable Trust founded in 1994 to reclaim the health and wellbeing of the Tainui people. Today, they deliver health services to the Tamaki (Auckland) and Waikato regions, offering several public health services in a wide range of locations including mental-health support in Auckland. Check out their website for locations and contact details. www.raukura.org.nz  | Tamaki Regional Office: 47 Druces Road, Wiri, Manukau | 09 263 8040

Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi
Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi is a Charitable Trust established in 2001 to provide support and care for Maori and Non-Maori who experience mental health disabilities. They provide kaupapa Maori community support services, a residential rehabilitation service, and respite care for adults. Accepts self-referrals and referrals from WDHB healthcare providers.
www.tekotuku.co.nz | 2/40 Copsey Business Park, Copsey Place, Avondale | 0800 731 188 | reception@tekotuku.co.nz

Te Whare Awhina
An ADHB kaupapa Maori service from He Kamaka Waiora and attached to Te Whetu Tawera inpatient unit providing accommodation to whanau who need to be close to support their family members.
(09) 3074949 x25830 | hkw@adhb.govt.nz | Building 30, Auckland City Hospital, Grafton Road, Auckland

The Asian Network Inc. (TANI)
TANI is a pan-Asian community organisation working for the betterment of Asian community’s life and wellbeing since 2002. TANI believes in empowering the community to respond to their emerging health & wellbeing needs and acts as a bridge between the mainstream service providers and Asian communities. They hold regular community meetings, forums and events for Asian people and produce a regular TANI e-Newsletter to keep the community informed.
www.asiannetwork.org.nz | 09 815 2338 | 101 Church Street, Onehunga

The Vagus Centre
Counselling and support services for Chinese people.
0800 56 75 666 |www.cmh.org.nz

Whare Tiaki Hauora
A kaupapa Maori service in South Auckland providing housing support for who experience mental health problems, adult crisis respite options, and support workers to help you access the community resources you need.  
www.wharetiakihauora.org.nz/ | 0800 024 321 | 14 Rehua Place, Favona, Auckland

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