Emergency and social support

There are many organisations in Whanganui that provide social support to people, including urgent or emergency support. If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness you can contact the following agencies or organisations about a range of support available:

  • Wanganui Housing Trust – provides emergency accommodation by referral. Find out more at: Family Services Directory
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – provides general information and advice on a range of topics, including housing, tenancies and rights. CAB volunteers can refer people to organisations that can help. Visit: CAB Whanganui | Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Community House Whanganui – can help direct people in emergency situations to appropriate organisations. Visit:  ABOUT – Welcome to Community House
  • Family Services Directory – an online directory of social service and support organisations in the Manawatu Whanganui area. Find support for housing, healthcare, mental health and wellbeing support, addiction services, youth services, family violence services and more. Visit: Family Services Directory