Refugee and Asylum Services in Auckland

Asylum Seekers Support Trust (ASST)
  • collects donated  linen, blankets, heaters, kitchen utensils and furniture which is available for asylum seekers 
  • provides small short-term loans for asylum seekers in Auckland for immigration, accommodation and transport
  • takes asylum seekers on trips every Tuesday (to the beach, museum, walks, fishing etc.), hosts a weekly dinner and sometimes runs weekend trips 
  • helps asylum seekers in Auckland fill out Immigration and Work and Income forms
Refugees As Survivors NZ (RASNZ)
  • offers free, culturally-sensitive mental health and wellbeing services for people from refugee backgrounds 
  • provides psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions, body therapy, community programmes, and tailored support for young people
  • makes these services available to asylum seekers too.

Rainbow Organisations We Work With 

RainbowYOUTH (RY)
  • provides support and referral services, drop-in centres, peer-support groups and resources for queer and gender diverse youth (up to the age of 27) and their whānau across Aotearoa. 
  • RainbowYOUTH provides Rainbow Path with a venue for our meetings and is our fiscal sponsor for grants – thank you for this support!
Gender Minorities Aotearoa (GMA)
  • is run by transgender people and provides information about gender-affirming healthcare and changing ID documents, a free binder project, access to free facial IPL, a drop-in centre and shop, a database of community support services around the country, and an online peer-support group, based on a kaupapa Maori approach. 
OUTline NZ – LGBTQI+ phone line

OUTline is a national service that helps Rainbow people of all ages in New Zealand. They provide:

  • A confidential, free, affirming phoneline staffed by trained volunteers from the Rainbow community. This is available every night from 6-9pm at 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE) and callers can also leave voicemails out of hours requesting a callback.
  • Face-to-face and video specialist counselling. Sessions usually cost $80-120, but there are also sometimes subsidised/free sessions available, and OUTLine can also help with figuring out funding.
  • Transgender peer support and groups for people over 28 (see RainbowYOUTH for 27 and under) in Auckland
Body Positive
  • is a group founded by and run for people with HIV, that provides peer-support, education and referral services for all people living with HIV in New Zealand.
ITANZ – Intersex Awareness NZ
  • provides information, education and training for organisations and professionals who provide services to intersex people and their families.

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