Find Assistance

8 July 2011

This is a challenging time for many in our community and we would like to offer you some places that you can seek assistance and help.  Click on a link below to view a category.

Welfare Support

Some good resources

World Cup Free Accommodation Offer

Welfare Support

Catholic Social Services- counselling, practical needs assistance and assessment.

Matthew Brodie House, 336 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8140 (Click here for a map)

Phone: 379 0012

Click here for more information about Catholic Social Services

Saint Vincent de Paul (Vinnies)

Any person requiring assistance can phone our earthquake response line at 389 7484

They can provide the following for those whose homes have been damaged in the earthquakes:

  • Thermal underwear to children and adults.
  • Provision of heaters.
  • Grants to individuals and families on a case-by-case basis after assessment by Vincentians, depending on personal circumstances.
  • Food via the food bank.

St Vincent de Paul can be located at 265 Stanmore Road, Richmond, Christchurch 8015 (Click here for a map)

Phone: 389 7484

A local Parish

The following parishes have St Vincent de Paul groups which may be able to offer assistance.

Sacred Heart Addington
St Peters Beckenham
St Matthews Bryndwr
Christ the King Burnside
Holy Family Burwood
St Marys Manchester St
St Pauls Dallington
Ss Peter & Paul Halswell

Our Lady of the Assumption Hoon Hay
St Bernadette’s Hornby
St Patricks Kaiapoi
Our Lady of Fatima Mairehau
St Joseph’s Papanui
Ss Mary & Francis de Sales Rangiora
OLV Sockburn
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Somme St
St Anne’s Woolston


We have a number of offers of accommodation that have been provided. These offers are passed on to parishes to make known to parishioners.


Some good resources

Resources for coping with stress


When Your Whole World Changes

This free resource is provided by the Bible Society which provides 30 days of reflections using scripture.

Send an email to request one.









Tear Fund Psychosocial Support Post-Disaster

Tear Fund have put together this resource for churches - a great resource (and free).

Send an email to request one.








World Cup Free Accommodation Offer

Why pay extra for accommodation when you can be hosted in a Christian home?

An offer is being extended to people of Christchurch who are attending a relocated World Cup game.  

If a Cantabrian is attending a game that was to be held in Christchurch then accommodation will be found for free around the dates of the game at the new venue. 

For further information click here to download the PDF or check the website: