Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The kinds of services offered will vary at each Bridge centre location. Some Bridge centres offer residential programmes along with community programmes. Others offer the day programme. At each Bridge you can expect:
The kinds of services offered will vary at each Bridge centre location. Some Bridge centres offer residential programmes along with community programmes.
At each Bridge you can expect:
- A self-directed approach to recovery.
- A comprehensive alcohol and other drugs assessment.
- A collaborative care plan.
- 1:1 counselling.
- Facilitated group sessions.
- Peer support.
- Substance withdrawal management support.
- A culturally safe environment.
- Seamless, connected pathways of care and support.
- Inclusion of family and whānau involvement.
- Continuing care post-residential treatment.
The 12 Steps.
Community day programmes are free.
If you are in receipt of a benefit and qualify for a residential support subsidy a proportion of your benefit will be redirected to the bridge.
If neither of these applies, please contact your nearest Bridge for further advice.
The Salvation Army Bridge can you to access these services at no charge. It is part of our service to support people to find other services that can also assist them.
There are a huge range of services at the Salvation Army that we can help you to access. These are listed here.
- The Salvation Army Oasis: Support to reduce the harm of gambling in people's life. Support for the gambler and for family, whānau and others being affected by someone else's gambling.
- Prison Reintegration Services: Wrap-around support for people to gain vocational training and skills – vital for life after prison.
- Supportive Accommodation Services: Empowering people to find a home, along with wrap-around support services that enable them to transform their lives.
- Recovery Church: A welcoming community for people in recovery (from trauma or addiction), who gather together to share their experiences together in a non-judgemental space of spiritual comfort.
- Community Finance loans: Helping people on a low income (waged or non-waged) to get out of debt with a low or no interest loan, along with budgeting education
- Food banks, clothing and furniture: The Salvation Army’s Community Ministries provide emergency clothing, furniture and food donations throughout New Zealand.
- Driver mentoring training: A regional programme located in the South Island which upskills and trains marginalised people, including refugees. Who obtain their driver's licence, leading to greater personal freedom, independence and new opportunities.
- Early childhood education centres and youth programmes: Helping children and young people to achieve their potential.
- Court chaplaincy: Assistance for court appearances for victims, defendants, witnesses or others in need of non-legal practical support.
In the first instance, make a free call to The Salvation Army Call Centre on 0800 53 00 00 to find out about the services available in your area.
The Bridge welcomes diversity and inclusion by considering culture, age, disability, sexuality and gender identity. If you are wanting to achieve abstinence or reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs then we are here to help.
No, please contact your nearest Bridge centre for further advice.
Yes, the Salvation Army will treat your information in confidence in accordance with privacy legislation.
Yes, we encourage active participation and involvement with your whānau and friends during your stay at the Bridge.