Our Partner Services at The Loft

Community and Social Services

The Loft provides a comprehensive range of community and social wellbeing services that support children, families and the community.  Services include family and sexual violence services, parenting support, mental health services, financial and budgeting support, and more.
Hours are: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
For more information about each service, click on the links below.

Community and Social Organisations

Aviva supports people of all ages, genders and ethnicities to live free from family or sexual violence/abuse. They support people who have experienced violence, and those who use it, to create healthy relationships and brighter futures.

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PGF Services provides free, professional and confidential counselling and support to anyone affected by gambling.

Enliven East Christchurch Kaumātua Service aims to support the independence, social inclusion, health and wellbeing of our valued kaumātua/older people who live in the East Christchurch suburbs.

Asian Family Services is the only provider for Asian people who are affected by gambling harm/mental health issue in New Zealand. Asian Family Services was established in 1998 to provide counselling, public health education and support for all Asians

Enabling Good Lives (EGL) is a new approach to supporting disabled people that offers greater choice and control over the supports they receive, so that they can plan for the lives they want.

CHCH Resettlement

Christchurch Resettlement Services exists to support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds living in Christchurch to settle successfully in New Zealand by providing a range of professional services that build on strengths to promote wellbeing.

Plunket provide health and support services for the development and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.

Community Law Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation which works to reduce and remove barriers to the law. They provide quality, free legal help to people in Canterbury and the Grey and Westland Districts, who face barriers in accessing justice.

Citizens Advice Bureau is an information service. The role of their volunteers is to uncover client’s needs, provide them with information, and discuss with the client a strategy or plan of how to address the issue.

Link People help people to find and access the health, social, wellbeing and housing support they need to live well - whether that means advocating for someone to make it easier to access services, or helping them find a place to call home.

Kidz Need Dadz aims to strengthen father-child relationships through support, education and fun so that children have engaged fathers within loving families to help them thrive.

Aviva Goodloans provides no and low interest loans to people on limited incomes. These loans are provided through Good Shepherd NZ and we are committed to safe & affordable lending.

Kingdom Resources’ team of financial mentors is made up of experienced staff members and trained volunteers from churches around Christchurch and the wider Canterbury community.

Comcare assists people who experience mental illness and addictions live well in the Canterbury community by offering a rich and diverse range of social housing and mental health support services.

The Kaiārahi – Family Court Navigators are here to help whānau / families with information, guidance and support on their journey through the Family Court. The Kaiārahi are a free service, but they do not give legal advice.

We want to see a fair Aotearoa where everyone can raise their whanau with dignity and contribute meaningfully to their community. As well as running our own research and advocacy campaigns, we partner and support other organisations on key projects.