Migrant and Refugee Services

A list of cultural or language appropriate health and social services that may be useful for CALD migrant and refugee clients / patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to source and ensure that the information provided on this section is correct at the date of posting on the website. Waitemata DHB and the site editors do not accept any responsibility for information which is incorrect or out of date. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please email to eCALD Admin

  • The following list is in alphabetical order.
  • You can search services by DHB region (eg Auckland Central, Waitemata, Lakes). You can find the DHB region location boundaries here.
  • You can also search service by keyword (eg children, older people, Asian, Middle Eastern, family violence, mental health etc).

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Age Concern Asian Service [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The role of the Age Concern Asian Service is to address the challenges and meet the needs of older Chinese people living in Auckland, in collaboration with other existing Chinese agencies and groups, in order to connect the older people to the services and activities available for them to create a sense of belonging in the community.

Auckland Cambodian Youth and Recreation Trust [NGO] [National]

The Auckland Cambodian Youth & Recreation Trust is a registered charitable trust which aims to serve the Cambodian community by providing social support services and educational support for youth and recreational activities.

Auckland Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) - Asian and South Asian Services [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Auckland Elder Abuse Response Service (a collective of Age Concern Counties Manukau, Age Concern Auckland, Age Concern North Shore, Vaka Tautua and Shanti Niwas), covers the Auckland region, working collaboratively to assist older Asian and Pacific people who have been referred to our service. The Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) aims to improve the quality of life of older people in abusive situations and to prevent abuse by providing information, education programmes, advocacy and support. If your are concerned about elder abuse, whether you are an older person yourself, a family member, friend, neighbor or professional, you can contact our Elder Abuse Responsive Service team for free and confidential advice. Our qualified EARS Social Workers have a wide knowledge of the needs of older people and their carers and they work closely with relevant organisations.

Bo Ai She [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Bo Ai She is a Chinese mental health peer support organisation.

Chinese Counsellors [Private] [Auckland Region]

Irene Ho (MNZAC, Bachelor of Counselling, Cert in Gambling & Impulse Control Disorders) offers Cantonese and Mandarin counselling in a private capacity.

Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Chinese Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides group activities suitable for Senior Chinese 65+ years living in Auckland such as Tai chi, crafts, health talks, mah jong, outings, Chinese movies, puzzles, chess, singalongs and games.

Danran (for Japanese older people) [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Danran is a Japanese support group for seniors / older people which provides activities and creates networking opportunities.

Hindu Niwas [NGO] [Auckland Region]

Hindu Niwas provides accommodation to seniors, at-risk women and children, socio-economically deprived families, and respite for caregivers, international students and visitors to Auckland for people of any background.

Korean Counsellors [Private] [Auckland Region]

A list of Korean counsellors (private practices) in the Auckland region.

Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust (KPACT) [NGO] [Auckland Region]

The Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust provides information and advice to Korean seniors to promote health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Foundation: Kai Xin Xing Dong [NGO] [National]

Kai Xin Xing Dong is one of the Mental Health Foundation programmes which aims to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness in Chinese communities, creating inclusive communities for Chinese people whose lives have been affected by mental illness.

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