Free childcare & housework (temporary/short-term) in times of accident, illness or stressful situations (including post-natal depression)
A range of programmes for mums under crisis/stress eg. anger/self-esteem, craft groups, sewing programmes, exercise programmes – affordable prices with free creche facilities
2 Seabrook Ave
Western Refuge Society
For women needing help, support, resources regarding domestic violence and abuse
10 Pioneer St
We can recommend the following counsellors in your area (that we have dealt with personally):
Westside Counselling – they are part of Primary Health Options and will accept WINZ funding
151 Royal Rd, Massey.
PH: 09 833 3107
They will accept WINZ funding and also have money in their “Trust” to help top up if you can’t afford it and also may have a sliding scaled depending on income etc.
46 Ambler Ave, Glen Eden
PH: 09 818 0760
Women’s Centre Waitakere City
Affordable counseling and affordable personal growth courses with a creche available.
111 McLeod Rd, Te Atatu South
PH: 09 838 6381
VisionWest Counselling Centre
VisionWest’s philosophy is to make counselling accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Therefore fees are set on a sliding scale. Funding may also be available – they recommend you call to discuss.
97 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden
PH: 09 818 0760
Playgroups – for a list of playgroups in your area check out this link:
Mainly Music – provides an environment where young children develop skills to enhance their early education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver. To find a group nearest to you check out this link:
If you’re in debt and want to find out more about CAP’s free debt counselling service you can call their freephone number and speak to a Client Services officer.
PH: 0508 227 111
West Auckland Budgeting Service
Providing free, confidential, non-judgemental budgeting advice and advocacy in the wider West Auckland area.
Ph: 09 827 5773
A long-standing provider of budgeting advice, education, advocacy and support, to individuals and families in West Auckland.
PH: 09 818 0714