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Eastern Coromandel Community Services

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Description

The Eastern Coromandel Community Services is a one stop shop for a range of friendly, professional and confidential Social Services available in Whangamatā, Tairua, Pauanui, Hikuai and Whiritoa areas. 

We envision a community where individuals and families experience support and guidance on their journey to building resilience and self-reliance, now and into the future. 

Our services are confidential and easily accessed. 

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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.

Make an appointment

Referral

Eastern Coromandel Community Services accept self-referrals, referrals from medical centres in Tairua, Pauanui and Whangamatā and other service agencies.

Walk in

Website / App

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:30 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

Services Provided

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families process is a way for families to get coordinated access to multiple services. It is run in a way that meets the unique needs of families/ whanau. Strengthening Families builds on the strengths and hopes of families with the help of external support agencies.

Service types: Family / whānau support, Pregnancy and parenting, Parent wellbeing, Parenting education, Whānau support, Advocacy.

The Strengthening Families process is a way for families to get coordinated access to multiple services. It is run in a way that meets the unique needs of families/ whānau. Strengthening Families builds on the strengths and hopes of families with the help of external support agencies.

 

Social services crisis assessment

Social Work - Whānau Support & Wellbeing - Crisis Intervention We provide a range of services and supports aimed at restoring family wellbeing. We are regularly tasked to intervene when whanau safety is of concern, especially when whanau circumstances have devolved to the stage where violence ensues. We work alongside whanau towards restoring safety.

Service types: Social work, Social services crisis assessment, Counselling, Advocacy.

Social Work - Whānau Support & Wellbeing - Crisis Intervention
We provide a range of services and supports aimed at restoring family wellbeing. We are regularly tasked to intervene when whānau safety is of concern, especially when whānau circumstances have devolved to the stage where violence ensues. We work alongside whānau towards restoring safety.

Abuse and violence support

Whanau Support - is a free service offered to those needing wrap around practical support and individuals and families who are impacted by family harm. This can include being a liaison with other agencies, support for improving current lifestyle situations, support with parenting, and general support to help keep you safe. Referrals come from ISR, Schools, the Community and you can refer yourself. Whanau Resilience - support for whānau to live violence-free and to eliminate violence for the next generation. Supervised contact - is where contact with a child takes place in a safe, controlled place, with someone such as a relative, another person or an organisation. It usually happens when one parent has been violent, either towards the other parent or towards the child. Supervised contact can give a parent the chance to rebuild their relationship with their child. You can choose to use a supervised contact service, or the court might order it.

  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Supervised contact

Whānau Support - is a free service offered to those needing wrap around practical support and individuals and families who are impacted by family harm. This can include being a liaison with other agencies, support for improving current lifestyle situations, support with parenting, and general support to help keep you safe. 
Referrals come from ISR, Schools, the Community and you can refer yourself. 

Whānau Resilience - support for whānau to live violence-free and to eliminate violence for the next generation. 

Supervised contact - is where contact with a child takes place in a safe, controlled place, with someone such as a relative, another person or an organisation. It usually happens when one parent has been violent, either towards the other parent or towards the child. Supervised contact can give a parent the chance to rebuild their relationship with their child. You can choose to use a supervised contact service, or the court might order it.

Budgeting and help with debt

We offer a Financial Mentoring Service (Budgeting) to enable couples or individuals to become financially independent and have the ability to create a stress-free financial environment through advocating, learning, guidance and understanding. There is no quick fix when it comes to finances, and our team of Budget Advisors/Financial Mentors can help guide you on this journey.

Service types: Budgeting and help with debt, Legal / civil services, Tax advice.

We offer a Financial Mentoring Service (Budgeting) to enable couples or individuals to become financially independent and have the ability to create a stress-free financial environment through advocating, learning, guidance and understanding. There is no quick fix when it comes to finances, and our team of Budget Advisors/Financial Mentors can help guide you on this journey.

Food support

We coordinate the local community food bank. It is run entirely from donations and every little bit helps and is much appreciated. If you or someone you know, is finding it difficult to make ends meet or having trouble putting food on the table, we can help. This service is free and completely confidential. Simply contact the office and we can have a chat. Conditions apply * We coordinate the local community food bank. It is run entirely from donations and every little bit helps and is much appreciated. If you or someone you know, is finding it difficult to make ends meet or having trouble putting food on the table, we can help. This service is free and completely confidential. Simply contact the office and we can have a chat. Conditions apply *

We coordinate the local community food bank. It is run entirely from donations and every little bit helps and is much appreciated. If you or someone you know, is finding it difficult to make ends meet or having trouble putting food on the table, we can help. This service is free and completely confidential. Simply contact the office and we can have a chat. Conditions apply *

Te Reo Māori Classes

Whangamata Community Marae Trust and Eastern Coromandel Community Services Trust are collaborating to offer Te Reo classes starting in October. For more information click here.

Service types: Kaupapa Māori.

Whangamatā Community Marae Trust and Eastern Coromandel Community Services Trust are collaborating to offer Te Reo classes starting in October. For more information click here.

Youth Support

OSCAR School holiday programme

Service types: Education and training, Life skills, LGBTQIA+ support, Youth mentoring / development, Wellness / healthy lifestyle, Smoking cessation (Stop smoking), Counselling.

OSCAR School holiday programme

Transport

Our wonderful team of volunteers provide transport to DHB medical appointments in Thames, Hamilton and Tauranga, by donation.

  • Hospital transport/ shuttle

Our wonderful team of volunteers provide transport to DHB medical appointments in Thames, Hamilton and Tauranga, by donation.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Online / virtual / app

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

505B Port Road
Whangamatā
Waikato 3620

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Street Address

505B Port Road
Whangamatā
Waikato 3620

This page was last updated at 11:46AM on October 9, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Eastern Coromandel Community Services.