Help is still available and you are not alone. Please call:
SVS Living Safe Motueka and Nelson SVS Living Safe
are open for support throughout this period. They have a Facebook page. They advise that:
Motueka Women’s Support: 03 528 8161
If you don’t have credit on your phone to ring, please call Healthline on their free call number 0800 211 211 and ask to be put through to Motueka Women’s Support.
If you have an appointment or meeting booked already you will be contacted to arrange a telephone or an online option.
Motueka Women’s Support also have a Facebook page, and email address: email@example.com.
Nelson Women’s Refuge Nga Wahine Tamariki Punanga O Whakatu
Due to the covid-19 situation, Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge will not be seeing clients face to face until further notice.
Please call our crisis line number on 0800 16 33 44 or your advocate's mobile number to speak to a staff member. You can call the crisis line number with no credit. It will continue to run 24/7 during this time. All staff and volunteers will carry on business as usual.
If you have an appointment or meeting booked already you will be contacted to arrange a phone or online option.
We will be checking in with all the people we are working with but please reach out if you need to speak to somebody sooner. We know this is a stressful time so please let us know if you need our support. Call 111 if it is an emergency.
Nelson Women’s Refuge also have a Facebook page.
New Zealand Police
Police will still respond and are preparing for the spike in family violence call outs. You are not a burden, you deserve to be safe. Call 111
Oranga Tamariki 0508 FAMILY
Oranga Tamariki will respond if there are children in compromised and unsafe environments. Oranga Tamariki are still responding to urgent call outs for child safety.
Te Awhina Marae, Motueka
Te Awhina Marae is officially closed until further notice, and that includes for tangihanga. If you need to contact any of our tenants please do so by phone, email or social media in the first instance. if you need to see them, ensure you are well before you come and practice social-distancing. Our kaumatua are very vulnerable at this time.
Ann - firstname.lastname@example.org 027 408 4307
Sean - email@example.com 021 528 644
Community House Motueka
Civil Defence, Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council
Food or essential supplies. Civil Defence, Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council have set up a hotline for people with urgent welfare needs. If someone has an urgent need for food or essential supplies, then they can call their local Council:
Nelson City Council 03 546 0200
Tasman District Council 03 543 8400
People will then be directed to the appropriate service to provide assistance. The support service is for people who do not have friends, family or neighbours that can provide assistance. Remember, if people are able to help those in need, then please make sure you maintain 2-metre physical distance, wash your hands, and do not offer assistance if you are unwell.
If people have an urgent need for accommodation, they can call:
MBIE Temporary Accommodation Service on 0508 754 163.
If financial assistance is required to use that accommodation, then New Zealanders can call MSD on 0800 559 009. Visitors are recommended to contact their local embassy or consulate.
Kai With Love (Food)
From Facebook: “Hey Kai with Love family! The Nelson hub are sorry to let you know that we will NOT be doing Kai with love during the isolation period. We are sorry to have to pass on this news. We hope to be back when everything smoothes out again! The Nelson team”.
Te Piki Oranga Alcohol and other Drug Service (Motueka)
Is not offering face to face sessions at present but telephone counselling is available.
Jackie Benjamin 021 528650
John Semmens 021 528695
Motueka Family Service Centre
Closed for all face to face work. If you had a session booked, your worker will reach out to you. Facebook messages will be responded to as time permits though.
Nelson Men’s Shelter
Here are some helpful numbers:
0800REFUGE - Womens Refuge
0508FAMILY - Oranga Tamariki (Reports of concern for children’s safety)
0508 744 633 - SHINE
0800 787 797 - Alcohol and drug helpline
0800 543 354 or free text 4357 - Lifeline Call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor
0800 376 633 - Youthline
0800 111 757 Depression Helpline
0508 828 865 Suicide Prevention Helpline
I will continue to compile and add to this and send out to our community partners and probation officers. Please send me any other local service information that can be added. Thankyou. Pegeen.o’firstname.lastname@example.org 021 245 7464