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RainbowYOUTH

Social Service

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10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

RainbowYOUTH is a national organisation based on providing support, information and advocacy for young queer, gender diverse and intersex people up to the ages of 27.

We provide support, information, resources & advocacy for Aotearoa’s
queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and intersex youth.

Visit our website for information on our services and the links to get in touch with us!

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Walk in, Referral

Charges

Free 

Hours

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tue – Wed 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 10:00 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

Services Provided

Gender support

Our Transgender Peer Support Service is to help gender-diverse young people (up to age 27) and/or their whānau, explore gender identity through accessing gender-affirming healthcare, providing information and resources, and assist in creating connection and community with other gender-diverse people. This means we can help with things like: referrals for gender-affirming healthcare, attending peer-support groups, finding relevant and relatable resources, advocating at work and/or at school, finding clothes in our community wardrobe, name and gender marker changes, etc. Let us know what support you need on your gender journey and we'll do our best to make it happen! Support offered: Support for transgender and gender diverse young people and their whānau (Auckland) Support and advocacy for rainbow young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness (Auckland) Support for whānau experiencing conflict or breakdown after a young person comes out Peer support groups throughout the country One-on-one support and referral pathways for rainbow people across Aotearoa

Service types: Advocacy, Education and training, Information & support, LGBTQIA+ support, Social work, Youth mentoring / development.

Our Transgender Peer Support Service is to help gender-diverse young people (up to age 27) and/or their whānau, explore gender identity through accessing gender-affirming healthcare, providing information and resources, and assist in creating connection and community with other gender-diverse people.

This means we can help with things like: referrals for gender-affirming healthcare, attending peer-support groups, finding relevant and relatable resources, advocating at work and/or at school, finding clothes in our community wardrobe, name and gender marker changes, etc. Let us know what support you need on your gender journey and we'll do our best to make it happen!

Support offered:

Education and training

Drop-in centres in Auckland, New Plymouth and Tauranga., Free educational/digital resources.

  • Drop-in centres in Auckland, New Plymouth and Tauranga.
  • Free educational/digital resources.
Advocacy

Finding well informed, non-judgemental and accessible support services around gender and sexuality can be particularly challenging in Aotearoa. RainbowYOUTH works with young people, their whānau and their wider communities to connect them with accurate and correct information and services that will provide safe and respectful support. We work in a strengths-based model and strive to work in frameworks that consider hauora, resilience and individual journeys.

Finding well informed, non-judgemental and accessible support services around gender and sexuality can be particularly challenging in Aotearoa. RainbowYOUTH works with young people, their whānau and their wider communities to connect them with accurate and correct information and services that will provide safe and respectful support. We work in a strengths-based model and strive to work in frameworks that consider hauora, resilience and individual journeys.

Accommodation and housing support

We can help rainbow people to access emergency housing and work and income services, and advocate for them during the process.

We can help rainbow people to access emergency housing and work and income services, and advocate for them during the process.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Website

Contact Details

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

To refer yourself or someone else to RainbowYOUTH's support services, you can use this link: https://ry.org.nz/get-support

Our drop-in centre is open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and people are welcome to walk in without making an appointment.

11 Edinburgh Street
Auckland CBD
Auckland
Auckland 1010

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Street Address

11 Edinburgh Street
Auckland CBD
Auckland
Auckland 1010

Postal Address

RainbowYOUTH
Level 1
11 Edinburgh Street
Auckland CBD 1010

This page was last updated at 11:10AM on September 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by RainbowYOUTH.