Agency Services

Paramountcy of Child

All services we provide support the paramountcy of the child -This means that the interests and welfare of the child are the prime consideration when any decision is made about a child or young person suspected of being abused.

  •  Where young mums take care of themselves, have fun with their kids and learn some new skills. Mums of 0-3 year olds are welcome to come along and have some fun with their kids more»
  • An Antenatal ProgrammeCoordinator/ Social Worker Bree Sapwell Childbirth Educator – Tracy Finnie A weekly antenatal education and support  programme especially for young pregnant women more»
  •    These lunches are prepared by Kirsten  attempting to show that it is easy, healthier and cheaper to cook soups and other meals at home.Dates:   Mondays at 12 more»
  • Please ring Dunedin office 4553838 for any inquiries for Balclutha more»
  • When problems affect you intensely it is often difficult to think clearly enough to isolate what the problem is and find a solution.Counselling can help you explore your difficulties and find ways of more»
  •  Free Counselling for Oamaru people is provided from our Dunedin office at 42 Macandrew Road .South DunedinCatholic Social Services may provide Petrol vouchers up to $30-00 value  for more»
  • Dona Foley,Community Support Worker , and Geoff Heward, Counsellor provide support to individuals and families Monday to Friday  each  week  from their base at  Alexandra more»
  • Fathers Group "Game On" This is a group specifically for dads. It started in response to men telling us that there was a lack of support for men who were struggling in their role as more»
  • Where kids learn to keep safe at home, feel good about themselves, learn new skills and also have some fun.
    Kainga Ora is a six week structured group prgramme for kids, who have been exposed to violence in the home. more»
  • We offer a range of parenting courses for parents wishing to explore new ways of interacting with and responding appropriately to their children’s developmental needs. Courses run each more»
  •  Encouraging DadsA play group type thing just for Dads and their 3 and unders  This group is presently in recess but may return in the near future. If you are interested in this group, more»
  • Our social workers in Dunedin and Central Otago support individuals and families in a variety of ways. There is no charge for social work assistance  Support with difficulties you may be having more»
  • Our services are only possible through the support of many people and organizations. We are grateful for the contributions of parishioners, both financially and through donations of clothing, food, more»
  •  Catholic Social Services would appreciate donations via an annual giving programme, by monthly installments or as a one off donation. We will issue a receipt acknowledging your donation for tax more»