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

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) – info@refugewestcoast.org.nz Women’s Refuge Otautahi – 379 6910 – 66 Durham Street South, admin@owr.org.nz – 0800 117 474 (Crisis line) West Christchurch Womens Refuge 03 379 0575 Email W.W.R@xtra.co.nz “Battered … Continued

Linwood Resource Centre

A community development project to help break down isolation, offering a variety of activities. Open Mondays to Thursdays from 9.30-3.30. Friday 9.30-12.30. Usually mornings best for casual “poppers in”. The kinds of programmes are: “THE ENCLOSED GARDEN”, caregivers with young children – safe gardening space, assistance from Garden Overseer on Tuesdays but open other days, … Continued

Probus Clubs in Christchurch

A club for retired or semi-retired people, non-sectarian, non-political, non-fundraising. For intellectual and cultural stimulation, entertainment and friendship. N.B. Groups may be combined, women’s or men’s. The contact for the Northern South Island Probus Association (NSIPA) is Margaret Drake , Director Probus  South Pacific Ltd. See contacts and details for Probus Clubs in the area … Continued

City Mission Christchurch

The Christchurch City Mission is a Christian Social Service Agency (a branch of Anglican Social Services).The Mission offers support and general help to the disadvantaged, including the elderly. They operate Night Shelter for men and women, and offer Alcohol and Drug Counselling Service. Have Thorpe house to assist people over 17 years old to detox … Continued

Woolston Club

The Woolston Club has a large range of activities available to members: -Billiards and Snooker -Boxing -Cards -Cricket – Junior Cricket -Darts -Fishing -Gardening -Golf -Indoor bowls -Outdoor bowls -Petanque -Pool -Quoits -Soccer -Tennis -Travel(Trips to places of interest, other Chartered Clubs, Races at Kaikoura and Kumara, BBQ;s etc.) -Wargaming Zumba Fitness   Tuesday – 6-7pm

Federation of Country Women’s Institutes

Co-ordinate the Country Women’s  Institutes in Canterbury district. The groups offer friendship and companionship, arts and crafts and hold annual National competitions. Speakers, walking & social groups. Monthly meetings There are five institutes in the Canterbury District Federation: Burnside Hillsborough / Heathcote North Beach Redwood Westburn Ring the above contact for further information. The Christchurch … Continued

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

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