Christchurch Resettlement Services

Christchurch Resettlement Services provides free, confidential, services to Refugees and Migrants who come to live in Christchurch. Social Workers are able to help with: Income/benefit concerns; Housing; Health care; Dental care; Family concerns; School issues; Feelings of fear, worry, sadness, anger; Relationships; Clothing and household equipment; Information and counselling. The bilingual workers can: Act as … Continued

Women’s Refuges ( Womens Refuge )

  AVIVA Christchurch – 378 3847 Office – 0800 284 82669 (24 hr crisis line) Women’s Refuge West Christchurch – 03 789 8025 (crisis line) – Women’s Refuge Otautahi – 379 6910 – 66 Durham Street South, – 0800 117 474 (Crisis line) West Christchurch Womens Refuge 03 379 0575 Email “Battered … Continued

Canterbury Dist. Health Board Interpreter Services CDHB

The Service provides access to interpreters providing for OVER 50 languages and dialects to ensure patients who do not understand or speak English are able to participate in making decisions about their health care and treatment. NOTE: This service is for patients attending Christchurch Public, Burwood, Hillmorton, Princess Margaret & Christchurch Women’s Hospitals, the Community … Continued

Deaf Aotearoa NZ

Provides needs assessment and co-ordination service for people who are profoundly deaf of any age. Also provide interpreters by booking service called iSign, phone 0800 9346837. Run an employment service for deaf people 16-65 and also Adult education programmes.

Interpreting Canterbury

Interpreting Services in 70 languages. Professional interpreting organisation that will see intepreters are available throughout the region & around the clock, wherever important information needs to be conveyed accurately & fully to non-English speakers. Interpreters will work in person & by telephone. This can be in local & central government, such as hospitals, health centres, … Continued