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Bridge Locations

The Salvation Army Bridge is located at 20 centres throughout New Zealand

Locate your nearest Bridge using the interactive map. 

Each Bridge centre offers different programmes and support. Some Bridge centres offer residential programmes along with community programmes. Whereas others offer the day programme or the rural pathways programme. You can locate your nearest Bridge on the map above or drill down into specific information regarding referral, programmes, opening hours and contact information. 

Information regarding the programmes offered at each Bridge location is in the drop-down menu below: 

Kaitāia

Address: 40 Commerce Street, Kaitāia, Northland

Phone: 09 408 1078 or 0800 530 000

Email: kaitaia.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Services 

Drug & Alcohol Assessment will be carried out, followed by confirmation of an individual care plan for you. Support options include:

  • One-to-one individual sessions (up to six).
  • Referral to a Choice one day workshop to address methamphetamine misuse, if appropriate.
  •  An eight-week Alcohol & Drug Day Programme, running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Whānau support group, Thursday afternoons.
  • After care support group, Thursday afternoons.

Referral 

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Kaitāia Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs. 
  • Phone or email to Kaitāia Bridge. 

What to expect 

You will be greeted by a caseworker, who will spend time with you and get to know your situation. After this, they will recommend an individual care plan for you.

Accommodation 

None offered, as there are no residential programmes at Kaitāia Bridge.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Kaikohe

Location: Mobile / By arrangement

Phone: 09 401 2865

Text/mobile: 021 837 082

Email: kaikohe.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Opening hours: By appointment.

Services 

The process starts with a Drug & Alcohol Assessment, followed by confirmation of a treatment pathway. Treatment options include: 

  • One-to-one individual sessions.
  • Referral to a Drive SOBA programme if you face three or more drink driving charges, and this programme is appropriate.
  • Referral to a Choice one day workshop to address methamphetamine misuse, if appropriate.
  • Making Changes Group Kaikohe: 4 x two-hour group sessions Friday mornings in Kaikohe over four consecutive weeks.

Referral 

  • Self-referral can be made by email or phone.
  • GPs.

What to expect 

Initial contact will be by phone. A caseworker will get to know your situation they will recommend an individual care plan for you.

Accommodation 

None offered, as there are no residential programmes at Kaikohe Bridge.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Whangārei

Address: Upstairs 3-7 Aubrey Street, Whangarei 0112

Phone: 09 430 7500 or 0800 530 000

Email: whangarei.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Opening hours: 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

You will be greeted by a caseworker, who will spend an hour with you getting to know your story. Then, after a second appointment, they will recommend a treatment pathway selected from the following options: 

1. Making Changes Group: this group explores the impact of alcohol &/or drug use and sets goals for change. Wednesdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm (4 sessions).

OR

2. Bridge Day Programme: a more in-depth educational group to help reduce the harm experienced from alcohol &/or drug use. Monday - Thursday 9:10am - 12:15pm (8 weeks).

OR

3. Brief Intervention: Up to 6 x One to One Sessions to address specific needs.

Recovery Church Whangārei

Whangārei Salvation Army. 3-7 Aubrey St, Whangarei. Fridays 6 pm. Phone: 09 438 8335. No booking is required; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church 

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Whangārei Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  •  Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs

What to expect 

You will be greeted by our Receptionist, who will connect you with your caseworker. They will spend time with you and get to know your situation. After this, they will recommend a treatment pathway for you.

Accommodation 

None offered, as there are no residential programmes at Whangārei Bridge. 

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Mt Eden (Auckland)

Address: 7-15 Ewington Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Phone: For an assessment, call 09 638 0803. To speak with a staff member, call 09 630 1491.  

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00. 

Email: auckland.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 08:00 – 16:00

Services 

Eight-week Full Time Residential or Day Service

  • Stage 1: Pre-entry service: Before entering the programme, you will attend a pre-entry service. A group runs twice per week, providing information on what you can expect while in The Bridge. This includes meeting with a professional caseworker and a registered nurse to check on your physical health needs. The sessions cover several different areas. If you have been a Bridge client previously, this will be a short process. If you are new to The Bridge, this will take a little longer.
  • Stage 2: Support from The Bridge: This starts each day with a spirit lifter and then moves to about three different groups each day. You will also have at least one individual counselling session per week with your caseworker.
  • Stage 3:  Maintaining the Change: After completing the programme, you will graduate and enter Stage 3. This is an onsite support group that is available to you to support your ongoing recovery.

Recovery Church Mt Eden Auckland. 7-15 Ewington Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024. Tuesdays 7 pm, Sundays 10 am. Phone: (09) 630 1491. No need to book; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

After you contact our Bridge assessment team, you will be offered an assessment with a caseworker. This will be within five working days of your initial contact with us.

You will be given an idea of when you can join Stage 1. You may need to provide additional information, e.g. from court or probation, but we will endeavour to make this as quick as possible.

You can call us yourself or be referred by a health provider (GP, DHB, other treatment service), probation, corrections or another external agency.

What to expect 

Residential programme: 

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your caseworker. They will answer any of your questions and ensure that the relevant paperwork is completed. 

Your property will be checked, and you will undertake a test to ascertain your current AOD usage and then proceed to a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony) with the existing clients, staff and chaplain.

A residential support worker will then take you to your room where you will be staying. This may be shared with another person. 

Accommodation 

Visitors are welcome after 6 pm on weekdays and on weekends.

As the largest of the sites, we have a well-stocked library, arts and craft room, as well as a separate client gym. There is a separate visitor's room and an external play area for those with children. There is an excellent outdoor area for exercise, including volleyball and  SkyTV in the men's and ladies' separate lounge areas.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Waitakere (Auckland)

Address: 17 James Laurie Street, Henderson, West Auckland.

Phone: For an assessment, call 09 638 0803. To speak with a staff member, call 09 835 4069. 

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: Waitakere.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00 am - 2.30 pm.

Services 

Phone: For an assessment, call 09 638 0803. To speak with a staff member, call 09 835 4069. 

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: Waitakere.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 2.30pm.

8-week Full Time Residential or Day Service

  • Stage 1: Pre-entry service: Before entering the programme, you will attend a pre-entry service. A group runs twice per week, providing information on what you can expect while at The Bridge. This includes meeting with a professional caseworker and a registered nurse to check on your physical health needs. The sessions cover several different areas. If you have been a Bridge client previously, this will be a short process. If you are new to The Bridge, this will take a little longer.
  • Stage 2: Support from The Bridge: This starts each day with a spirit lifter and then moves to about three different groups each day. You will also have at least one individual counselling session per week with your caseworker.
  • Stage 3:  Maintaining the Change: After completing the programme, you will graduate and enter Stage 3. This is an onsite support group that is available to you to support your ongoing recovery.

Recovery Church Mt Eden Auckland. 7-15 Ewington Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024. Tuesdays 7 pm, Sundays 10 am. Phone: (09) 630 1491. No need to book; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

After you contact our Bridge assessment team, you will be offered an assessment with a caseworker. This will be within five working days of your initial contact with us.

You will be given an idea of when you can join Stage 1. You may need to provide additional information, e.g. from court or probation, but we will endeavour to make this as quick as possible.

You can call us yourself or be referred by a health provider (GP, DHB, other treatment service), probation, corrections or another external agency.

What to expect 

Residential programme: 

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your caseworker. They will answer any of your questions and ensure that the relevant paperwork is completed. 

Your property will be checked, and you will undertake a test to ascertain your current AOD usage and then proceed to a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony) with the existing clients, staff and chaplain.

A residential support worker will then take you to your room where you will be staying. This may be shared with another person. 

Accommodation 

Visitors are welcome after 6 pm on weekdays and on weekends.

As the largest of the sites, we have a well-stocked library, arts and craft room, as well as a separate client gym. There is a separate visitor's room and an external play area for those with children. There is an excellent outdoor area for exercise, including volleyball and  SkyTV in the men's and ladies' separate lounge areas.

 

Manukau (Auckland)

Address: 16B Bakerfield Place, Manukau, South Auckland.

Phone: For an assessment, call 09 638 0803. To speak with a staff member, call 09 261 0887.  

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: manukau.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Services 

8-week Full Time Residential or Day Service

  • Stage 1: Pre-entry service: Before entering the programme, you will attend a pre-entry service. A group runs twice per week, providing information on what you can expect while in The Bridge. This includes meeting with a professional caseworker and a registered nurse to check on your physical health needs. The sessions cover several different areas. If you have been a Bridge client previously, this will be a short process. If you are new to The Bridge, this will take a little longer.
  • Stage 2: Support from The Bridge: This starts each day with a spirit lifter and then moves to about three different groups each day. You will also have at least one individual counselling session per week with your caseworker.
  • Stage 3:  Maintaining the Change: After completing the programme, you will graduate and enter Stage 3. This is an onsite support group that is available to you to support your ongoing recovery.

Recovery Church Manukau, Auckland. 16D Bakerfield Place, Manukau City 2104. Tuesdays 7 pm. Phone: (09) 261 0887. No booking is required; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

After you contact our Bridge assessment team, you will be offered an assessment with a caseworker. This will be within five working days of your initial contact with us.

You will be given an idea of when you can join Stage 1. You may need to provide additional information, e.g. from court or probation, but we will endeavour to make this as quick as possible.

You can call us yourself or be referred by a health provider (GP, DHB, other treatment service), probation, corrections or another external agency. 

What to expect 

Residential programme: 

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your caseworker. They will answer any of your questions and ensure that the relevant paperwork is completed. 

Your property will be checked, and you will undertake a test to ascertain your current AOD usage and then proceed to a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony) with the existing clients, staff and chaplain.

If you are a residential client, you will be transported to the residence, where a Residential Support Worker will take you to your room where you will be staying. This may be shared with another person. 

Accommodation 

The residential accommodation is separate from the treatment facility and is well-maintained. There are Residential Support Workers available for assistance 24/7. 

Visitors are welcome after 6 pm.

Clients who are not on weekend leave move to the Mt Eden site on a Friday afternoon, returning on Sunday evening.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Manurewa (Auckland) Puna Whakataa Short Stay Respite Service

Puna Whakataa Short Stay Respite Service

Address: 1 Kay Road, Manurewa 2102

Phone: 09 266 2702

Email: Puna.Whakataa@ember.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Services 

Puna Whakataa is an AOD respite and support service run in partnership between Ember Korowai Takitini and The Salvation Army Bridge in Manurewa, South Auckland. The English translation of the name Puna Whakataa means 'the spring of rest and respite'. The service enables people to recover in an environment created for treatment and respite.

Referral

  • Referrals can be made through any recognized AOD practitioner and/or agency.  

  • We can accept self-referrals for returning guests, subject to meeting the criteria. 

What to expect 

  • A 10-bed short term treatment and respite facility operating since 2013.
  • Up to 14 days of respite to support guests and assist with their recovery pathways while they are staying connected to their community.
  • During people's stay, we work alongside them to support decision-making and connections to ongoing recovery and support. 
  • An innovative and collaborative service between Ember Korowai Takitini (expertise in peer work) and the Salvation Army Bridge (expertise in clinical work with alcohol and other drugs).
  • Intentional Peer Support and Community Reinforcement Approach. This includes one-on-one meetings and structured group sessions.  
  • Clinical expertise combined with lived experience and wisdom.
  • A variety of support services to assist with recovery and maintaining the change.  

Accommodation 

  • Guests have their private rooms in the house. 
  • Guests have a structured daily routine during their stay. 
Midland

Address:  227 Baverstock Road, Hamilton

Phone: 0800 530 000 or (07) 850 4315

Email:  midland.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Areas of service: Midland Region

Services 

Midland Bridge is a residential and social detox service that offers support to people within the Midland DHB area. All referrals for Midland Bridge need to be made via our Waikato Bridge office an approved AOD clinical service, or GPs and primary health providers.

Midland Bridge provides social detox and residential treatment for those who are experiencing harm from alcohol and other drug use.   

Visiting experts 

Visiting experts give talks about support services available both within and outside of the Salvation Army. These visits provide access to wrap-around services to people within the residential programme.

  • Budget and financial counselling.  
  • Smoking cessation support. 
  • Sexual health support.  
  • Oasis: Support for reducing the harm of gambling
  • Reintegration Services: Wrap-around services for life after prison.
  • Accommodation Services.
  • Life skills and parenting education.
  • Vocational support.     

Recovery Church Hamilton. 99 London St, Hamilton. Tuesdays 5.00pm (coffee), 5.30pm start. Phone: (07) 8396871. No booking is required; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church.

Referral

Referral to Midland Bridge is made via the Waikato Bridge office, phone (07) 839 6871 or via the following methods:

  • DHB approved AOD clinical services.
  • Family and affected others.
  • GPs and primary health providers.
  • Self-referral is not permitted.

What to expect 

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your caseworker. Any pressing needs will be addressed.

The admissions process involves completing forms, a bag search, and a nursing assessment.

After lunch, you will spend time with staff and peers. Then you will complete some foundation work. This covers, but is not limited to, our model of treatment, rules, and your rights as a consumer of our service.

Accommodation 

The Midland residential accommodation is a modern, comfortable and well-maintained facility. There are Residential Support Workers available for assistance 24/7.

There is flexible accommodation available that can cater to men and women, with an upstairs area dedicated to women. There is a swimming pool located on-site.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Waikato Region

Address: 105 Rostrevor Street Hamilton, Waikato.

Phone: (07) 839 6871 or 0800 53 00 00

Email: waikato.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Areas of service: Waikato

Services:

Waikato Bridge provides support to those experiencing harm from alcohol and other drug use. Our services include:  

  • Treatment assessments.
  • Motivational and educational programme.
  • STR8 UP harm minimisation programme.
  • Intensive day programme.
  • Continuing care support programme.
  • Counselling support.
  • Accredited referrer for medical or social detox and residential treatment.
  • LTSA assessments.

Recovery Church Hamilton. 99 London St, Hamilton. Tuesdays 5.45 pm (coffee), 6 pm start. Phone: (07) 8396871. No booking is required; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

  • Self-referral.
  • Family and whānau affected others.
  • GPs.
  • DHB approved AOD clinical services.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Tauranga

Address: 176 Fraser Street, Tauranga South, Tauranga.

Phone: (07) 578 9329 or 0800 530 000

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: tauranga.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Services 

Tauranga Bridge offers support to people who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol and other drug use.

Support includes: 

  • Community outpatient programmes.

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone, or visiting the Tauranga Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Family and affected others.
  • Agencies.
  • DHB approved AOD clinical services.
  • GPs.

What to expect 

You will be greeted by a caseworker, who will spend an hour with you getting to know your story. After this, they will recommend a treatment pathway for you.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Taranaki

Address: 118 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310

Phone: (06) 757 4132 or 0800 530 000

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: taranaki.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Services 

You will be greeted by a caseworker, who will spend time with you getting to know your story. After this, they will recommend a treatment pathway selected from the following options:

  • Residential programme
  • Social detox

Recovery Church Taranaki. Cnr of Powderham and Dawson Streets, New Plymouth 4310. Wednesdays 6 pm. Phone: (06) 758 9338. No booking is required; just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone, or visiting the Taranaki Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers 
  • GPs
  • DHB

What to expect 

Residential programme

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your caseworker; any pressing needs will be addressed, including water and coffee.

The admissions process involves completing forms, and a bag search, followed by a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony).

After lunch, you will spend time with the staff and complete some foundation work. This covers but is not limited to our model of treatment, rules, and your rights as a consumer of our service.

This is followed by a short orientation to The Salvation Army, its history and its current presence in the community.

Later in the afternoon, a residential support worker will take you to your room, where you will be staying for the duration of the programme. The residential support worker will show you around and provide time for you to settle in.

Accommodation 

The residential accommodation facility is well maintained. There are residential support workers available for assistance.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Upper Hutt

Address: Level 6, CBD Tower, 84 Main Street, Upper Hutt. 

Phone: (04) 527 3373 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: Wellington.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Services 

  • Alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) support and counselling. 
  • Advocacy and family/whānau support. 
  • Referral/s to other support services. 

Referral

  • A self-referral can be made either by email or phone or by contacting the Wellington Bridge and requesting an appointment. 
  • Community-based agencies/services.  
  • General Practitioners (GPs) 
  • District Health Board (DHB) clinical services.  
  • Legal pathways (Court, Probation, etc.).  

What to expect 

You will be greeted by a registered Addictions Practitioner, who will spend time with you getting to know your story. After this, they will recommend a treatment pathway for you.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Wellington

Address: 219 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021.

Phone: (04) 389 6566 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: Wellington.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Services 

  • Residential programme
  • Day programme
  • Social detox 

Recovery Church Wellington. 4 Normanby Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021. Thursdays 7pm. Phone: (04) 389 6566. No need to book, just come along. Learn more about Recovery Church

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Wellington Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers.
  • GPs.
  • DHB.

What to expect 

Residential programme

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your Recovery Coach, peers and staff. Any pressing needs will be addressed, including water and coffee.

The admissions process involves completing forms, a bag search, followed by a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony).

After this, you will spend time with staff and complete some foundation work. This covers but is not limited to our model of treatment, rules, and your rights as a consumer of our service.

This is followed by a short orientation to The Salvation Army, its history and current presence in the community.

Later in the afternoon a Residential Support Worker take you to your room where you will be staying for the duration of the programme. The Residential Support Worker will show you around and provide time for you to settle in.

Accommodation 

The residential accommodation facility is modern and well maintained. There are Residential Support Workers available for assistance.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Christchurch

Address: 35 Collins St, Addington, Christchurch, Canterbury.

Phone: (03) 338 4436 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email:  christchurch.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Bridge Education Programme (BEP)

  • 10am-noon Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings for 5 weeks.
  • Referral required.

9-Week Intensive Programme

  • 9-week programme. Christchurch participants are encouraged to complete the first 8 weeks as a resident and then transition to a day-client for the last week. 
  • Out-of-town residents complete all nine weeks in the residence
  • Daily group work 
  • Weekly one to one sessions 
  • Referral required

Whānau Support

  • Phone 03 338 4436 to discuss options

Recovery Church: 250 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch. 

Referral

Phone Central Coordination Service (CCS): 03 338 4437 for a phone screen and subsequent referral to the most appropriate agency to match the level of alcohol and/or drug mis-use experienced. 

To attend Te Awhina drop-in centre simply turn up and meet with staff to ensure this is the best option. Ph 03 338 4436.

Referrals are received from CCS and other alcohol and drug service providers.

Cost 

  • Day programme: No cost.
  • Residential programme: WINZ redirects benefit payments to cover the board portion of the stay, leaving people with a small weekly allowance. When a person is not receiving a benefit a private fee is charged.

What to expect 

Residential programme

On the first-day people are met by one of our friendly staff. Over the first-week people are orientated to the programme, staff and the routines. 

There is 24/7 support on-site, along with group sessions daily.

Accommodation 

The residential accommodation consists of two wings of small, single bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Basic linen is provided. Each wing has its own lounge.

There is a large dining room and large shared lounge area along with an art room, small gym and laundry.

All meals are cooked by a qualified chef.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Greymouth (West Coast)

Address: Ground Floor, Brunner House, 54 Tainui St, Greymouth 7805.  

Phone: 021 519 469 

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: westcoast.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Services 

  • Assessments  
  • Group Programmes  
  • Peer Support Groups 
  • 1-1 Support 

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Bridge office and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Timaru

Address: 287 Otipua Road, Highfield, Timaru, South Canterbury

Phone: (03) 477 9852 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: dunedin.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Services 

  • Day programme.

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Bridge office and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Dunedin

Address:  160 Crawford Street Dunedin, South Otago.

Phone: (03) 477 9852 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: dunedin.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Services 

  • Dunedin Bridge provides a 9 week residential intensive programme.
  • A day programme can be offered for attendance at the intensive 9 week programme if home accommodation supports recovery. 
  • Recovery Support Group (RSG) is held weekly on a Tuesday. 

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Dunedin Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies and external providers 
  • GPs

What to expect 

Residential programme: 

You will be met by one of our friendly staff and introduced to your Case Worker, any pressing needs will be addressed including water and coffee.

The admissions process involves completing forms, a bag search, followed by a mihi whakatau (welcoming ceremony).

After lunch you will spend time with staff and complete some foundation work. This covers but is not limited to our model of treatment, rules, and your rights as a consumer of our service.

This is followed by a short orientation to The Salvation Army, its history and current presence in the community.

Later in the afternoon a Residential Support Worker take you to the house where you will be staying for your treatment for the 9 weeks duration of the programme. The Support Worker will show you to your room, show you around and provide time to settle in.

Accommodation 

The residential accommodation facility was refurbished four years ago. It is modern and well maintained. People on programme have individual rooms. Men and women are on separate levels. Meals are cooked by residents on a roster system in pairs.

There is provided Support Workers who have 8-hour awake shifts.

The accommodation is approximately a 30-minute walk from The Dunedin Bridge Centre.

A van is provided for transport to and from the Residential accommodation and the Bridge Centre Monday to Friday.

Saturday a van is provided for an outing for the clients staying at the residence over the weekend.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge and accommodation in our FAQs.

Balclutha

Address: 14 Clyde Street Balclutha

Phone: (03) 477 9852 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: dunedin.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Services 

  • The Bridge Rural Pathway Programme.

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Bridge and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.

Invercargill

Address: 110 Leven Street, Avenal, Invercargill, Southland.

Phone: (03) 477 9852 or 0800 53 00 00

Outside of business hours: 0800 53 00 00 

Email: dunedin.bridge@salvationarmy.org.nz

Office opening hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Services 

  • The Bridge Rural Pathway Programme.

Referral

  • Self-referral can be made by email, phone or by visiting the Bridge office and asking for an appointment for an assessment.
  • Agencies/external providers. 
  • GPs.

View more general information about what to expect from The Bridge in our FAQs.