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Happiness House - Social Services

Social Service


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Happiness House is a support and resource drop-in centre providing a safe, warm, non-judgemental, confidential and caring environment.  
Our philosophy is to assist those in need by encouraging them to make healthy and empowering life choices. We provide crisis intervention, resolution and general social support for families and individuals including access to:

  • Client support & advocacy
  • Agency referrals
  • Computer with internet access
  • Craft and activity groups
  • Affordable pre-loved clothing and homewares
  • Secondhand school uniforms
  • Childrens play area
  • Baby changing & feeding facilities
  • Company and a cup of tea or coffee

See here for our counselling service.


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Walk in, Referral


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue – Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Services Provided


  • Client support and advocacy
  • Agency referrals

Basic needs

  • Crisis assessment
  • Drop-in centre
  • Food
  • Shop
  • OP shop - including clothing, books, dinnerware, cooking utensils, bedding, toys, secondhand school uniforms.

  • Produce day (Friday)fresh fruit and vegetables available at no cost to people who are…



  • Parent wellbeing
  • Whānau support
  • General assistance with practical and emotional parenting skills.

Cultural support

  • Support for migrant families.

Education and training

Group activities

  • Find out about our group activities on our website here or on our Facebook page here

Wheelchair Access



Central Lakes

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4 Park Street
Otago 9300

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4 Park Street
Otago 9300

This page was last updated at 10:44AM on September 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Happiness House - Social Services.