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Friendship House - He Whare Tangata

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Stopping Violence

Today

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Description

At Friendship House we are focused on delivering a range of social services that aim to meet the core needs of our clients, offering them the hope of fresh possibilities, positive change and personal growth.

Our fully qualified staff members who provide professional services come from a range of educational and social science backgrounds.

Our goal is to ensure everyone has access to quality social services.

Services are listed below:

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Pleae contact us for non judgemental advice and guidance. 

Walk in

Referral

Referral forms are available on our website. Ensure that all fields are completed on the form otherwise it will not come through to us at the House. 

Charges

Any service charges will be based on our affordable sliding scale and your personal circumstances.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Discounts available, Fees apply

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Tue 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Community Centre: open to the public at the hours above.

We open at 09.30 on Wednesday as we have a team meeting that morning.

Our Mana Tāne Living without Violence groups are conducted in the evenings and Sundays. Please see our website for details www.friendshiphouse.org.nz

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).

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Indian, Māori, Punjabi, Samoan, Tongan, Malay, Indonesian

Services Provided

Abuse and Violence Support

Counselling: Our qualified and experienced counselling team (NZAC registered) offers one to one, small group or family counselling. We use a range of approaches to assist children, teens and adults find solutions to their unique situations. Issues covered can include: Relationships Confidence Behavioural Issues Grief & Loss Anger Goal setting Abuse Family Support: Our Social Practice Team (Counsellors, Social Workers & Family Violence workers) work together to ensure support is given to both individuals and the important people in their lives. We will work with you to create a plan for you and your family to reach the goals you set. This may include using the specialised services of other agencies. Aotearoa's First Rainbow Violence Prevention Programme Coming Out of Violence is a 15 week programme for people who identify as LGBTQIA+/MVFAPPF who need support to make changes in their lives. We use the term Rainbow to be inclusive of everyone.

Service types: Advocacy, Counselling, Abuse and violence support, Counselling, Family violence intervention, Referral to specialist services, Support groups, Information and support, Education programmes, Social work, LGBTQIA+ support.

Counselling:
Our qualified and experienced counselling team (NZAC registered) offers one to one, small group or family counselling. We use a range of approaches to assist children, teens and adults find solutions to their unique situations. Issues covered can include:

  • Relationships
  • Confidence
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger
  • Goal setting
  • Abuse

Family Support:
Our Social Practice Team (Counsellors, Social Workers & Family Violence workers) work together to ensure support is given to both individuals and the important people in their lives. We will work with you to create a plan for you and your family to reach the goals you set. This may include using the specialised services of other agencies.

Aotearoa's First Rainbow Violence Prevention Programme
Coming Out of Violence is a 15 week programme for people who identify as LGBTQIA+/MVFAPPF who need support to make changes in their lives. We use the term Rainbow to be inclusive of everyone. 

Stopping violence services

Family Violence Programmes: Our goal is to improve safety in our community. While we have a particular focus on supporting men to make healthy changes, we are also able to provide support and programmes for women, children and families. Men's Living Without Violence Programme (LWVP): Designed to teach skills required to express yourself and understand others safely and respectfully. Our programmes run continuously so men can start at any time. Learn more here

Family Violence Programmes:
Our goal is to improve safety in our community. While we have a particular focus on supporting men to make healthy changes, we are also able to provide support and programmes for women, children and families.

Men's Living Without Violence Programme (LWVP): Designed to teach skills required to express yourself and understand others safely and respectfully. Our programmes run continuously so men can start at any time. Learn more here

Advocacy

Advocacy / Social Justice: When needs or concerns arise due to structural and justice issues beyond our control, Friendship House is there to speak up on behalf of our community where we can.

Advocacy / Social Justice:
When needs or concerns arise due to structural and justice issues beyond our control, Friendship House is there to speak up on behalf of our community where we can.

Social services crisis assessment
Family / whānau support

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

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

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Website Referral

20 Putney Way
Manukau City Centre
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

20 Putney Way
Manukau City Centre
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

PO Box 76 140
Manukau
Auckland 2240

This page was last updated at 4:08PM on November 22, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Friendship House - He Whare Tangata.