West Auckland

Parent Aid

Free childcare & housework (temporary/short-term) in times of accident, illness or stressful situations (including post-natal depression)

Email:  parentaid@xtra.co.nz
Ph: 836-4122

Dayspring Trust

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
New Lynn
Ph 827-6321


Western Refuge Society

For women needing help, support, resources regarding domestic violence and abuse
10 Pioneer St
Ph 836-1987




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

Focus Counselling

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



Mothers Groups


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:



Budgeting Help

CAP Money

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


VisionWest Budgeting

A long-standing provider of budgeting advice, education, advocacy and support, to individuals and families in West Auckland.

PH: 09 818 0714