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Pregnancy


Antenatal Classes

Empowering you in your pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting experiences. Making new contacts and ongoing friendships. The classes are free and run for 6 weeks. Timing depends on how many people can form a class, therefor advised to book in early.
Contact: Carole
Phone: 0274696563 or 034451578

Active Mums - Central Otago

Active Mums is a nationwide fitness provider. Providing safe and rewarding antenatal and postnatal exercise for both Mum and Baby. Exercise is SAFE during pregnancy and helps to keep your muscles toned as well as improve your posture. Activity can also enhance your baby’s growth and development and by staying fit during pregnancy you will be able to regain your pre-pregnancy body shape faster after birth. This is an awesome group of mums to be that offers new social contacts as well.
Contact: Camille O’Connor
Phone: 0211085583

Active mums

Birthright

Support for children and families of one-parent families. Mainly essential clothing and school uniforms.
Website: www.birthright.org.nz
Phone: Alexandra/ Roxburgh 034488386
Phone: Cromwell 034451338

Central Otago REAP

Provides learning opportunities and information to all people across the entire CO community.

  • Our parenting coordinator is available for support and advice as well as information about SKIP and parenting courses.
  • Teen Parents Group will run when there are sufficient parents interested.

Office: Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave
Phone: REAP office 03448 6115 / 08006115
Website: www.coreap.org.nz

Mums to Be – Pre Natal Pregnancy Classes

Stay fit and active during your pregnancy with our Pre-Natal Pregnancy Classes. Saturday mornings 9 am at N.R.G Cromwell. Members and non members (8 NZD) welcome. We tailor exercise to each stage of pregnancy and work with any injuries that may be present.
Phone: 034454880

Pregnancy Help – Otago

We provide free:

  • Information, support and advice about pregnancy and family matters.
  • Information about and referral to other agencies and services in your community.
  • Practical support such as bassinets, clothing, nappies and other items. Items can be collected or couriered throughout otago.

Phone: 034555892
Email: otago@pregnancyhelp.org.nz
Facebook: Pregnancy Help Dunedin Otago

Youth Health Clinics

Free for under 25 year olds. Offering contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, condoms and access to a doctor.
Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave Teusdays 3-5 pm
Cromwell resource centre Mondays 2-4 pm

Social Services


Alexandra Community Advice Network (ACAN)

Offers a free, impartial confidential service of information, assistance and referral to other support services in your area. Alexandra Community house 14-20 Centennial Ave
Phone: 0800367222 or 034487771
Email: alexcan@ach.org.nz

Anglican Family Care

Offers free home based social work to families with children under 17. They can help with parent/child relationships, managing household routines and strategies for child behavior management. Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave
Phone: 034488228
Email: central@familycareco.nz

Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services offers a social worker and counselor who can provide support to individuals and families from their base in Alexandra. They also have a counseling clinic fortnightly at the Roxburgh Medical Centre. They can help with issues of housing, inadequate income, relationships, abuse and parenting. Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave
Email: donafoley@ach.org.nz
Phone: 034485385 ext 2 or counseling Geoff ext 214

Central Otago Budget Services

Free budgeting advise Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave
Phone: 034488072 / 0800842834
Website: www.familybudgeting.org.nz

Child Youth and Family

Government agency that has the legal powers to intervene, to protect and help children who are being abused or neglected or who have problem behavior. Also have an important role in supporting families in need to meet their care and control responsibilities.
Phone: 0508326459
Website: www.cyf.govt.nz

Cromwell Resource Centre

A number of Heartland services are available via an appointment such as work and income, ACC and Inland Revenue Department. Additional services and information see website or phone the centre. Examples are budgeting advice. Food and furniture bank and other social services including the Youth Worker.
3 Murray place, Cromwell
Phone: 034451690

Family Works

Family Works is the family, children and community services division of the Presbyterian Support of Otago. Our Central otago Branch offers social work, advocacy, budgeting, food assistance, community development.
Social worker: Phone: 034485327 /0273457571
Website: www.familyworks.org.nz

Food Bank (Combined churches)

Salvation Army, Royal Terrace Alexandra
Phone: 034489436

Jigsaw Central Lakes

Provides confidential caring support and information for all ages, particularly those suffering from rape, sexual abuse and family violence.
Phone: 0508440255 crisis helpline (24 hours) or 034486682
Website: info@jigsawcentrallakes.co.nz

Public Health Nurse

Free confidential service to children, young people and their families. Have extensive knowledge of, and links with child and family agencies in the community. Work with families to provide child health information and advice, can visit families at home, in schools and early childhood centres. Vision and hearing tests. Based at Dunstan Hospital and Ranfurly Hospital.
Phone: Alexandra 034404309 / Ranfurly 034449424

Relationships Aotearoa (Counselling)

National contact 0800735283. Local rep Geoff Heward 034776766 or 0211895003

Strengthening families

Strengthening families provides coordinated support for families/whanau with children under 17 who are working with two or more government or community agencies. They work with the agencies and family to provide support and develop joint solutions to issues.
Website: www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz
Phone: Ginette Kitto 0272592935
Email: strengtheningfamilies@coreap.org.nz

Salvation Army

Royal Terrace Alexandra. Community worker
Phone: 034489436
Email: Bess_carbines@nzf.salvationarmy.org

Teviot Valley Christian Relief

Are equipped to meet the emergency needs of individuals living in the Roxburgh/ Millers Flat and surrounding area. Specifically food and help where financial recourses permit their involvement.
Phone: 034468542

Uruuruwhenua Health, Whanau Ora Support Worker

Maori families support for health issueas. Office behind Dick Smith on Centennial Ave.
Phone: 034488634 / 0800878087

Breastfeeding Support


Alexandra La Leche League

Can help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information and encouragement.
Website: www.lalecheleague.org.nz
Phone: 0272595226 / 034485226

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Service

A free service provided by Mums trained to support other mums with breastfeeding. They provide one-on-one support, education and encouragement to new and expectant mothers.
Phone: Catkin 0800560650

Community Lactation Consultants

A free service to women who are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties in the Central Otago region. Monday - Friday 9am – 4 pm
Phone 034485229

Plunket Help Line 24/7

Parents and caregivers can call Plunket Line, toll free 24/7, 7 days a week for information, support and advice.
Phone: 0800933922
Area Office on 034740490
Website: www.plunket.org.nz

Support and Parent Groups


Alexandra District Parents Centre

Alexandra District parents Centre is part of a nationwide voluntary organization set up by parents. We offer support to parents and organize learning and social events for parents and children to enjoy. For questions or enrolment contact
Website: www.parentscentra.org.nz
Email: Alexandra.parents.centre@gmail.com
Phone: Melissa Gare 034488856

Awesome Group - parents

Parenting with disabilities.
Phone: Pippa Wellstead 034493393
Email: pip.mark.wellstead@xtraco.nz

Barnardos

Work with families to help with care, educational and support of their children. Offer a free confidential telephone helpline service for parents, caregivers, friends and family. Covering children 0-18 years where there is a need for immediate support or assistance, information or a listening ear, or a chance to explore options on parenting issues.
Phone: 0800 4 parent
Website: www.barnardos.org.nz

Birthright

Support for children and families of one-parent families. Mainly essential clothing and school uniforms.
Website: www.birthright.org.nz
Phone: Alexandra/ Roxburgh 034488386
Phone: Cromwell 034451338

Central Otago REAP

Provides learning opportunities and information to all people across the entire CO community.

  • Our parenting coordinator is available for support and advice as well as information about SKIP and parenting courses.
  • Teen Parents Group will run when there are sufficient parents interested.

Office: Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave
Phone: REAP office 03448 6115 / 08006115
Website: www.coreap.org.nz

Central and Southern Autism Support

Supporting parents and children diagnosed with ASD in Central and Southern areas.
Phone: 034450947

Meals for Mums: Cromwell and Alexandra

Meals for Mums provides a daily meal for the first 5 days at home with your newborn baby.
Email: meals_for_mums@yahoo.com
Phone: 034486115 (Alexandra) / 034468221 (Roxburgh)

Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc

Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc is a very small independent group of women volunteers of various ages and we all have experienced the loss of our own babies. We provide emotional peer support and information for womenand their families and friends during and after miscarriage and also subsequent pregnancies. Our website is a reflection of our knowledge and experience and hopefully will be useful in helping you come to terms with your grief.
Website: www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz

Parent to parent

Support network for parents who have children or family members with a disability, health impairment or special needs.
Phone: 0508236236
Website: www.parent2parent.org.nz

Plunket Help Line 24/7

Parents and caregivers can call Plunket Line, toll free 24/7, 7 days a week for information, support and advice.
Phone: 0800933922
Area Office on 034740490
Website: www.plunket.org.nz

SANDS

SANDS New Zealand is a voluntary, parent run, non profit organization set up for parents and families who have experienced or are experiencing the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, as a baby or infant.
Website: www.sands.org.nz
Phone: Louise Vette 034473218
Email: sandsalexandra@hotmail.co.nz

SPACE

Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education. Mainly for first time parents but others welcome. Sessions held over year through the school terms. Contact Clyde Playcentre
Phone: 0212043026
Email: clydeplaycentre@gmail.com

Supporting Families Towards Mental Wellness

Free and confidential mental health support. Two fieldworkers provide support, information and advocacy to families living with mental illness. Support and activity groups and lending library of mental health resources.
Phone: 034489303
Website: www.sfcentral.org.nz

Strengthening families

Strengthening families provides coordinated support for families/whanau with children under 17 who are working with two or more government or community agencies. They work with the agencies and family to provide support and develop joint solutions to issues.
Website: www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz
Phone: Ginette Kitto 0272592935
Email: strengtheningfamilies@coreap.org.nz

Plunket/ Well Child Services


Alexandra Plunket Clinic

Alexandra Plunket nurse works Monday, Teusday and Wednesday from the Plunket rooms in the Alexandra Community House 14-20 Centennial Ave.
Phone: 034488205
Car Seat Service: 034488205
Meals for Mums: 034488934
Equipment hire: 034488934
Email: alexandraplunket@hotmail.com

Cromwell Plunket Clinic

Plunket Nurse Clinic is Wednesday to Friday. 5 Murray Street, Cromwell.
Phone: 021 864636
Car Seat Service: 021864636
Email: Alison.kennedy@plunket.org.nz

Roxburgh Plunket Clinic

Plunket Nurse Clinic 3th Wednesday of the month at 65 Scotland Street, Roxburgh.
Phone: 034468221
Car Seat Service: 034468212
Meals for mums: 034468221

Alexandra Plunket Society

Hold educational and children’s activities throughout the year. Check out event calendar at the Plunket Rooms. Alexandra Plunket also has a Facebook page. Long term and temporary hire of baby/child/booster seats. Safe 2 Go trained and able to check seats are installed correctly. Hie of Portacots, high chairs, prams, strollers and bassinettes: 0226975849

Car Seat Services


Alexandra Parents Centre Car Seat Rental

Our car seat rental scheme offers the following for hire and both products either comply with or exceed NZS/AUS Safatey Standards
To book online: http://tinyurl.com/APCSeatRequest
Phone: Car Seat technician Tracey 027322899
Alternatively committee contact Melissa 0274625753
Email: Alexandra.parents.centre@gmail.com

Alexandra Plunket

Car Seat Service: 034488205

Cromwell Plunket

Car Seat Service: 021864636

Roxburgh Plunket

Car Seat Service: 034468212

Toy Libraries


Toy Libraries

These provide good quality toys, educational and entertaining.
Website: www.toylibrary.co.nz

Alexandra & Cromwell Toy Library: Beside the Alexandra swimming pool

Phone: 0223059062
Friday 9-10 am Saturday: 10-11 am.
Email: alexandratoylibrary@hotmail.com

Roxburgh: 2 Hawick St.

Phone: 034473913 open Wednesdays afternoons and every 2nd Friday 11am - 1pm