Services we offer
Our services support our community, free or at low cost.
If you have any questions please contact us.
This service is free and available to anyone in the Cambridge local area.
People may be referred to us or they may self-refer. We work with individuals and whānau to see where they are at, what they need in the way of access to services and support, and then assist to make a plan. We have partnered with Heretohelpu.nz where the process may be started with as much or as little information as desired. Alternatively, please fill in this online form or phone us here at the Community House for more information.
The Community Connector service aims to:
- Introduce and connect people to local social service providers, and services offered by Cambridge Community House
- Empower people by offering knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing
- Discuss options and help refer to support services and agencies
- Support people who are isolating with COVID-19
We are happy to meet face to face, online, or over the telephone.
Phone 07 827 5402 to organise an appointment.
If you need urgent help, go to our contacts page for a list of 24/7 support services that you can call right now.
Life can throw us challenges. Sometimes we might need extra help to deal with them.
If you are struggling with something in your life, our counsellors can work through it with you, in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental way. They can give you new coping skills and get you facing your challenges with a positive outlook.
Our counsellors can help you with depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, conflict resolution, parenting support, relationships, life changes and family dynamics.
Counselling is a partnership. It is a confidential and supportive relationship. Our counsellors will help you understand your feelings, behaviours and relationships with others. They will help you understand the choices you face and the decisions you make.
Next steps: If you’d like support to tackle some life challenges, fill in this form to arrange some counselling. You will go on to our 2023 wait list.
Cambridge Community House will work with you to ensure you are able to feed yourself and your whānau.
Our Pātaka Kai (sharing shed) is right out the front of our house on Shakespeare Street, in Leamington. Call in any time to see what is available and help yourself.
Generous people donate food, which is available for the community to take as needed, entirely free. You don’t even need to ask.
Cambridge Community House is well connected with other community organisations to ensure you can access Kai for your whānau when you are in need.
We also liaise with many other local social services, so pop in to check how we can help if you require further support.
We know it can be tough to get to healthcare appointments outside of Cambridge.
That’s why Cambridge Community House has taken over the driver service previously offered by Red Cross New Zealand.
The service works by koha (gift), so you can pay the driver whatever you can afford. Our drivers are all carefully vetted volunteers, some of whom have been doing this for years. They will drive you to your appointment, manage parking and escort you to your clinic. This is especially helpful in Waikato Hospital, where it’s tricky to find your way around.
Next steps: If you’d like to get an escorted ride to your next healthcare appointment contact us to book your driver.
School Uniform Service
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New school uniforms are expensive, especially if your tamariki are going through a growth spurt.
Our school uniform service encourages the community to make full use of the gear we all already have, by redistributing it to people who need it.
Our dedicated uniform room is staffed by equally dedicated volunteers, prepping new and used school uniform clothing. This service is available to everyone in the community.
Here’s how it works. We accept donations of quality used school uniform clothing in clean and good condition. We also get financial support from individuals to help buy brand new school clothing. Our volunteers look after the sorting, sizing and distribution, making sure every piece is in tip top condition for its new owner.
Next steps: Uniform clothes are available to everyone. We provide the clothes for free. We welcome a koha of whatever you can afford to support the service. Contact us to see what’s available.