Welcome to Catholic Social Services Dunedin

We are the counselling and social services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin.

The agency offers a caring and supportive environment based on respect for all seeking assistance .Our staff are skilled counsellors and social workers dedicated to the well-being of people in our community.


                HE TANGATA          HE WHANAU              HE HAUORA

                It’s about people    It’s about family         It’s about well-being


We offer counselling, social work support and parenting assistance to individuals and families who come to us irrespective of religious beliefs or ability to pay.

Our Mission Statement and Guiding Principles reflect our Catholic tradition and commitment to counselling and social work best principles and practice.

Mission Statement

Catholic Social Services will respond to families throughout Otago and Southland especially those most in need, by utilizing the resources of parish communities and professional services to provide empowering and healing care through the love of Christ.


Contact details

Catholic Social Services

42 Macandrew Road

P O Box 2047

South Dunedin 9044

Phone (03) 4553838

Phone 0800 CSS NOW (277 669)

Email office@cathsocialservices.org.nz

Office hours 9am-5pm Monday-Friday except Wednesdays when we open at 10.30am