Asian Support Contacts in Christchurch

Information The list below is designed to be a useful source for Asian migrants, residents and students. It has been compiled by the Women’s Centre Asian support team. To someone in trouble it could be a ‘lifeline’. WOMEN’S CENTRE, Level 1, 573-579 Colombo Street, 371 7414. The times for our Asian Women’s Drop-in are Fridays … Continued

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

Christchurch Multicultural Council

Promotes awareness and acceptance of a multicultural society, and co-operates with central and local government agencies and voluntary organisations in the promotion of awareness and acceptance of a multicultural society. Promotes social and cultural life within the community. Part of the larger group of NZ Federation of Multicultural Councils. CMC supports the Christchurch City Council’s … Continued

Human Rights Commission

Ring the Help Desk number above for complaints of discrimination based on sex, marital status, religious or ethical belief, race and colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, family status, political opinion, employment status, sexual orientation. In public life the Act covers: Employment, e.g. Hiring & firing employees etc; Education, e.g. Student applications; Access to … Continued

PEETO The Multicultural Learning Centre

PEETO provides: English for Speakers of Other Languages courses (ESOL); Vocational Training and Workbased Training; Computer Training; Cultural Orientation courses for Migrants and Refugees; Drivers Licence courses (Theory); An employment programme (funded by the Immigration Service) in association with the Refugee and Migrant Centre. Professional assessment of students’ needs – all PEETO students and prospective … Continued

Older Persons Refugee and Migrant Health Group

A sub group of Eldercare Canterbury. The community working together to integrate & improve health services for the well being of Canterbury’s older people. Contact Kirsten for meeting dates & times.

Olderwomens Cultural Exercise group

Exercises for women aged 50+ from refugee or migrant backgrounds, run by Christchurch Resettlement services. FREE . Held Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.00 – 12.45pm at YMCA, Hereford Street St. (Christchurch resettlement Services address is 283 Lincoln Rd)

Shakti Ethnic Womens Support

Shakti is a specialist provider of culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Our goal is to facilitate an empowering environment for ethnic women and children so that they live a life free from fear and violence and are able to exercise their rights, choices and … Continued

English Language Partners

A community based organisation helping refugees and migrants to learn English and to start their new life in New Zealand.( One to one tutoring & classes ) Language sessions are tailored to the learner’s needs and goals. Home tutoring includes practical tasks such as working towards a driver’s licence or making appointments. Tutors are encouraged … Continued

Immigration Service NZ (Labour Department)

Christchurch office Hours Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30am 4.00 pm—-Wed 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Christchurch office Level 2 161 Cashel Street Christchurch 8011 Immigration New Zealand PO Box 76895 Auckland Mail Centre Auckland 2241.

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