Christchurch Community Directory
Help Agencies



Birthright offers support, encouragement and practical assistance to children of one parent families.

Canterbury Asthma Society Inc

Address: 275 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8141
Chris Summerfield
Services offered: Free education sessions for individuals, community and professional groups including schools, sale of allergy bedding products and nebulisers, hire of nebulisers, spirometry
Mission: To improve the well being of people with asthma and related conditions through support, education or provision of equipment.

Canterbury Council for Civil Liberties

The Council for Civil Liberties offers advice on civil rights and citizen and consumer affairs issues.

Canterbury Regional Civil Defence

Provides information and leadership in the provision of civil defence in the Canterbury region.

Canterbury Volunteer Centre

Provides information and opportunities for those wanting to do voluntary work,or for organisations needing volunteers.

Christchurch Beneficiaries Association

The Association provides information to beneficiaries about issues affecting them and is interested in empowering beneficiaries and low income people by developing a resource base so they can provide services for themselves.
See also
Beneficiary Advisory Service

Christchurch Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides information and guidance on almost any subject to anyone.Enquiries Confidential.

Christchurch City Mission

The Mission seeks to provide emergency and preventative assistance, also support and care ro those in society who are struggling and at risk.

Christchurch Community Business Services

Provides non-profit office supplies and print and publishing services to the `Community' sector, while creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Christchurch Community Law Centre

Provides free legal advice, information, and referral service on consumer problems, benefits, debt, A.C.C.,tenancy and family law.

Christchurch Household Budget Advisory Service Inc

Offers free budgeting services, education in money matters, and advises on clearing debt by providing clients with the skills to manage their money.

Christchurch Housing Network

The Housing Network encourages the community to participate in the housing policy formation process at the local and national level.The Network works towards ensuring adequate, affordable housing for all.

Christchurch Parents Centre

Tel:Erin 366 9896(day)
Chris 351 7907 (evenings before 9pm)

The Parents Centre is located at the Cranmer Centre and provides antenatal/early pregnancy classes as well as courses in pleasurable Parenting and Tiny Tots.

Christchurch Safer Community Council

Tel:3772261 or 3772262
C.S.C.C. is a two-year pilot scheme comitted to creating safer communities by promoting effective co-ordination of central/local government agencies and community groups.

Christchurch Senior Citizens Association

Provides support and social activities for senior citizens in Christchurch.

Christchurch Victim Support Centre

Tel:3793999 ext:8014
Provides assistance to victims, relatives, and/or friends of victims. Victims giving evidence in court receive assistance and support.

Linwood Community House

The House offers space to differant groups in the community, runs education programmes and support groups and undertakes project work which will benefit the local community.

N.Z. Council for Education and Training in the Social Services

Assists local communities and groups to identify and meet their education and training needs.Provides information, education, and training in the social services.

N.Z. Council of Social Services

Brings together central and local government, voluntary agencies and community groups, providing a channel to give information back to the community.It has a particular concern for those who are less advantaged.

N.Z. Council of Trade Unions

Provides advice and information relating to employment conditions and wage bargaining within the trade union movement.

Relationship Services

Tel: 366 8804 (day)
Provides relationship, educational, and counselling services for adolescents and adults. Located on the second floor of the Cranmer Centre.

Specific Learning Disabilities(SPELD)- Canterbury

Tel: 366 6430 (day) 338 2296(a/h)
Venue for administration, library resources, testing, teaching and meetings. Can provide teachers for people who have difficulty with reading, writing(spelling), or mathematics. Open Mon-Sat, 9.00-4.30pm in room 203 of the Cranmer Centre.

The Salvation Army

Provides help,food,shelter and advice to people who are socially disadvantaged and at risk.

Tenants' Protection Association

Provides information, advocacy, and advice for all residential tenants and seeks to educate tenants,landlords and the community on tenancy laws and issues.

Trustbank Community House

We are a "one stop shop" for people needing Social and Community Agencies.
For futher information about Trustbank Community House
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Workers' Educational Association

The WEA aims to provide quality adult education in a wide variety of fields.Courses are aimed at developing life and social skills and offer a focus for survival and empowerment.For further information about W.E.A.
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