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Who Can Use Our Service


Catholic Social Services, reflecting the Gospel and the social teachings of the Catholic Church, promotes human dignity, social justice, equality, participation and respect for human life, through the provision of services that support families and individuals on their life journeys.

The agency promotes a holistic approach by offering counselling, group courses for tamariki and adults, child and family psychology as well as a Community Connector service. All services are at no-cost and available to all. All clients can expect a caring, safe environment and respectful and non-judgmental treatment in a culturally aware and completely confidential environment.


Catholic Social Services works primarily in the immediate Ōtautahi Christchurch metropolitan area. Upon request, the agency can support parish-based initiatives within the wider Diocese, as needs emerge and resources permit.


Individuals: Depending on what help you require, you can either self-refer by phone call or using our Referral Form.


Agency / School: Refer using our Referral Form.

Once we have received your referral one of our staff will contact you to complete the process and advise you of the next steps.

Please contact us if you would like assistance with filling out and submitting a referral form.

Request a Referral Form (via email or post)

Thank you, our team will be in touch.

CSS staff use this information to respond to your request for a referral and manage the process thereafter.
We will not disclose your information to third parties unless we have your consent, or if we are required to by law.
We take all reasonable precautions to keep your information safe and secure.

“We found the staff friendly and welcoming and would recommend to others”.

- Service Testimonial -

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