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Friendship House - He Whare Tangata

Social Service


20 Putney Way, Manukau, Auckland


At Friendship House we are focused on delivering a range of social services that aim to meet the core needs of our clients, offering them the hope of fresh possibilities, positive change and personal growth. Our fully qualified staff members who provide professional services come from a range of educational and social science backgrounds. Our goal is to ensure everyone has access to quality social services.

Services include:

  • Counselling
  • Family Support
  • Family Violence Programmes
  • Advocacy / Social Justice
  • Community Development
  • Mindfulness Colouring & Befriending (every Tuesday 10am – 2pm)
  • Friendship House Social Group (last Thursday of the month)
  • Couples Improving Relationship 
  • JP Service Every week Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am - 1 pm
  • Bi-monthly City Centre Network Meetings
  • Services for the Rainbow community experiencing family harm 


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Walk in, Referral


Any service charges will be based on our affordable sliding scale and your personal circumstances.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Community Centre: open to the public at the hours above.

Cause Cafe (Good Coffee Good Cause): 8am - 3pm



Public Holidays: Closed Auckland Anniversary (31 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

20 Putney Way, Manukau, Auckland

Mon8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed – Fri8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

We open at 09.00 on Tuesdays as we have a team meeting that morning.

Our Mana Tāne Living without Vioolence groups are conducted in the evenings and Sundays. Please see our website for details (

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Indian, Italian, Māori, Punjabi, Samoan, Tongan, Malay, Indonesian

Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Anger management
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Support groups

Our qualified and experienced counselling team (NZAC registered) offers one to one, small group or family counselling. We use a range of approaches to assist children, teens and adults…



Advocacy / Social Justice:
When needs or concerns arise due to structural and justice issues beyond our control, Friendship House is there to speak up on behalf of our community…


Legal / civil services

  • JP service

JP Service: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 1pm.

Wheelchair Access


Contact Details



20 Putney Way
Manukau City Centre
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

20 Putney Way
Manukau City Centre
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

PO Box 76 140
Auckland 2240

This page was last updated at 11:38AM on August 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Friendship House - He Whare Tangata.