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Community, Youth and Child Services- Waipuna Site

Waipuna's Youth Support service provides integrated services supporting young people seeking individual social work support, advocacy and support, youth drug and alcohol assessment, counselling and group work.

If you are a young person in need of support, they can support you by:

  • Meeting you anywhere that suits you, such as in your home, school or on the street
  • Helping you sort out family hassles
  • Talking through “stuff” that’s worrying you
  • Making sure you are getting what you need, such as health services, counselling, alcohol and drug information or whatever else.

They can help you sort out your options for:

  • Accommodation
  • Courses
  • School
  • Benefits
  • Employment.

They can advocate for you at and with:

  • Court/Family Group Conferences
  • Child Youth and Family
  • Police
  • Work and Income New Zealand
  • Landlords.

They offer:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Social work support
  • Casework
  • Practical assistance with physical needs and coping with difficulties
  • Access to information.

Counselling at Waipuna:

Providing counselling, and alcohol and drug treatment, for people aged 13-25. Counselling is free.

Waipuna also provides supervision to people working in social services – there is a negotiable fee payable for supervision.

Referrals: Waipuna take self-referrals or referrals through an agency, families or individuals.

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Contact details

Address: 349 Woodham Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch 8061
Phone: (03) 386 2159
Fax: (03) 386 2158
Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Mon - Fri
Postal: PO Box 24127, Eastgate, Christchurch 8642
Email: Send a message[email protected]
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