Central Connect Whare Manaaki is a locally-operated agency and is based in Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay, and has been operating for over 30 years. Our dedicated team provide a range of services and support through Central Connect Whare Manaaki Social Work support and advocacy and Counselling Services, Heartland Services and CHB Foodbank.
There is no charge for our services, however any koha/donations are gratefully accepted.
Along your journey there is a path to walk, a waka to paddle, a mountain to climb, a river to cross. There are times we are faced with challenges. Some we create and some we don't, and we face the difficulties and challenges of working through these times as we reconnect. There are times when we are supportive to others and times we need support ourselves.
We will work with you to support and create resilience to empower you on your journey as you walk your path to reach your full potential of Mauri Ora (Health and well-being). This can be difficult but not impossible. This can take time and effort to achieve, and the outcome can result in some significant, positive changes for you and your whanau. We at CCWM are here to support this.
We endeavour to honour the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Partnership - Work with you to identify your needs and identify any wrap around services needed as you work towards your needs being met. - Mauri ora.
Protection - We value the safety, dignity, identity, and individuality of all who walk through our doors by providing a safe confidential space. - Manaakitanga.
Participation - All we need from you is a willingness to participate.
If you would like to talk to a counsellor, phone or text “Need to Talk” 1737
Lifeline 0800 LIFELINE 0800 543 354
Healthline 0800 611 116
If this is an emergency please call 111 and ask for police, or contact Emergency Mental Health Services 0800 112 334
Te Uru O Tonganui, refers the whare of Tangaroa that resides at the deepest and darkest part of the ocean. When you reach the lowest of lows and the darkest of times, there is still a sense of knowledge and understanding that is acquired from reaching these points in your life. The more pain you let go of, the easier it is for light to filter back into your life. With each strand of light that presents itself is a stepping stone to the surface where life awaits.
He kura huna, ko te whare o Tangaroa
If you or someone else is in immediate danger please dial 111 and ask for police to assist you.
Are you concerned for your safety or the safety of others such as a family member, neighbour or friend? Contact 24/7 web and phone help for people experiencing family violence. These digital tools include:
The Bright Sky App
In Your Hands - Improved family violence online help https://www.inyourhands.org.nz/
In Your Hands - Home | In Your Handshttps://www.inyourhands.org.nz
Women’s Refuge 0800 REFUGE 0800 733 843 womensrefuge.org.nz
Parent Help 0800 568 856
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano.
My strength is not that of an individual but that of the collective.