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Cambridge Community House

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health, Mental Health & Addictions

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Description

Cambridge Community House offers a range of social services, including budgeting, counselling, family violence support and probation services to the people of Cambridge (and surrounding area); delivered in a safe, professional, warm and inviting setting. 

Our social services include:

Budgeting: Our professional financial mentors provide free, confidential, one to one budgeting advice to families and individuals.

Family Violence: We have staff members dedicated to providing support with family violence and anger management.

Education: The Community House offers courses or tuition in conjunction with other providers, for example; Adult Literacy, Parenting Workshops.

Volunteer Driver Service: Providing the community with transportation to health and wellbeing appointments.

General and Alcohol/Other Drug Counselling: Our qualified counsellors can help you to work through a wide range of issues

Cambridge Community House also supports Alcoholics Anonymous support groups; Tough Love parenting group; Literacy Waikato education; Waikato Brain Injury, head injury support group.

Read more about these services below.

Staff

All staff are qualified and appropriately trained in their specific field.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please contact us for non judgemental support and advice from our team of caring and skilled professionals.

Referral

Use a referral form from our website

Walk in

Charges

Some of our services, such as alcohol and other drug and family harm counselling, are free of charge and general counselling is at a subsidised rate.

Please enquire when booking. 

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Discounts available, Fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Alcohol and Drug Counselling

Do you think your drinking/drug taking is causing problems for you or someone else in your life? Our qualified staff will work with you and/or your family to provide: Education Support for you to cut down or stop Suggestions to reduce harm to yourself and others Support to maintain change Find out more

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We welcome your questions and enquiries, so please contact us directly.

We accept both self-referrals and referrals by professionals or other agencies. Please use the Referral Form provided here.

This service is free of charge for people aged between 18 - 65 years. 

Description

Do you think your drinking/drug taking is causing problems for you or someone else in your life? Our qualified staff will work with you and/or your family to provide:

  • Education
  • Support for you to cut down or stop
  • Suggestions to reduce harm to yourself and others
  • Support to maintain change

Find out more

Counselling

Life can be busy and challenging, and at times we might need a bit of extra help to get us through. Our qualified counsellors can help you to work through a wide range of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, grief & loss, conflict resolution, parenting support, relationship, life changes and family dynamics. Find out more

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We welcome your questions and enquiries, so please contact us directly.

We accept both self-referrals and referrals by professionals or other agencies. Please use the Referral Form provided here.

Description

Life can be busy and challenging, and at times we might need a bit of extra help to get us through. Our qualified counsellors can help you to work through a wide range of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, grief & loss, conflict resolution, parenting support, relationship, life changes and family dynamics.

Find out more

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

We are responsive to the individual client's needs and will work in a way that supports clients to firstly become safe, and then to flourish. Staff can support you in gaining protection orders, accessing financial support, linking to housing, referrals to support networks, and practical assistance and advocacy. A personal needs assessment will inform staff to ensure you get the right support. Safety planning and education programmes are also provided. We work with people who have been affected by family violence or who have been the perpetrator of family violence. We have a male counsellor on staff who works with men to address anger issues and assist men to make the changes they wish to make.

  • Care and protection
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Support groups

We are responsive to the individual client's needs and will work in a way that supports clients to firstly become safe, and then to flourish. Staff can support you in gaining protection orders, accessing financial support, linking to housing, referrals to support networks, and practical assistance and advocacy.

A personal needs assessment will inform staff to ensure you get the right support.

Safety planning and education programmes are also provided.

We work with people who have been affected by family violence or who have been the perpetrator of family violence. We have a male counsellor on staff who works with men to address anger issues and assist men to make the changes they wish to make.

Budgeting and help with debt

Our professional financial mentors provide free, confidential, one to one budgeting advice to families and individuals. Budgeting allows you to gain control of your household finances. Working together with your mentor we record your income and expenditure. We work out where your money is going and plan where you would like it to go. This can help you to pay off debts, save and plan for the future. Your financial mentor works with you for as long as you need them. Our financial mentors are professionally trained and we follow the guidelines set by FinCap https://www.fincap.org.nz/

Our professional financial mentors provide free, confidential, one to one budgeting advice to families and individuals. Budgeting allows you to gain control of your household finances. Working together with your mentor we record your income and expenditure. We work out where your money is going and plan where you would like it to go. This can help you to pay off debts, save and plan for the future. Your financial mentor works with you for as long as you need them.

Our financial mentors are professionally trained and we follow the guidelines set by FinCap https://www.fincap.org.nz/

Education and training

The Community House offers courses or tuition in conjunction with other providers, for example; Adult Literacy, Parenting Workshops. Please contact us to find out what is currently available.

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

The Community House offers courses or tuition in conjunction with other providers, for example; Adult Literacy, Parenting Workshops. Please contact us to find out what is currently available.

Elder abuse
Family / whānau support
Stopping violence services

We work with people who have been affected by family violence or who have been the perpetrator of family violence. We have a male counsellor on staff who works with men to address anger issues and assist men to make the changes they wish to make.

We work with people who have been affected by family violence or who have been the perpetrator of family violence. We have a male counsellor on staff who works with men to address anger issues and assist men to make the changes they wish to make.

Transport

Volunteer Driver Service: providing the community with transportation to health and wellbeing appointments.

Volunteer Driver Service: providing the community with transportation to health and wellbeing appointments.

Information & support

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Child / Tamariki friendly, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

Shakespeare Street
Leamington
Cambridge
Waikato 3432

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Street Address

Shakespeare Street
Leamington
Cambridge
Waikato 3432

Postal Address

PO Box 633
Cambridge 3434

This page was last updated at 5:03PM on November 27, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Cambridge Community House.