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Howick area


East City Corps

The Salvation Army has had a strong presence in East Auckland since 1987. The East City Corps operates out of a fully equipped community centre in the heart of Howick, providing a variety of services to the community and hosting weekly family worship services.

Service time(s):

Family Worship Service - Sundays @ 10:00-11:30am Childrens Church & Morning Tea

37-45 Wellington Street,
Phone: (09) 535 0847

Family Stores

9 Rice's Mall,
65 Picton St
Howick, Auckland
Phone: (09) 537 4267

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

298 Ti Rakau Drive,
Botany 2013
Phone: (09) 265 2432

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm

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Social services

Welfare assistance is available from our Howick office.

Our Budgeting Service operates 1 day per week (Friday), by appointment only.

S.A.F.E. (Salvation Army Family Environment) drop in centre is open on Wednesday and Friday 11am- 2pm.

Our foodbank is open Wednesday and Friday 11am-2pm.

Please contact us at:

East City Corps
37-45 Wellington Street,
Howick, Auckland
Phone: (09) 535 0847
Email: East City Corps

There is a Bridge programme in the Auckland area. This provides a safe, integrated, high-quality treatment service for people whose lives have been affected by the harmful use of, or dependency on, alcohol or drugs. Please contact us at:

Auckland Bridge
7-15 Ewington Avenue,
Mt Eden, Auckland
Phone: (09) 638 0803
Email: Auckland Bridge

A Recovery Church is also available at this location. Held on Tuesdays @7pm & Sundays @10am. Contact Capt Dale McFarlane or Lt Geoffrey Smith - (09) 630 1491.

There is also an Oasis centre for problem gambling in the Auckland area. This centre offers free consultation and rehabilitation programmes for problem gamblers, partners of gamblers and affected family members. Please contact us at:

Auckland Oasis
18 Allright Place
Mt Wellington
Phone: (09) 638 0801
Email: Sue Hohaia

Epsom Lodge provides 12 weeks emergency and transitional housing for men and women. Support and aftercare provided. 

Epsom Lodge
18 Margot Street,
Epsom, Auckland
Phone: (09) 524 0252 or (09) 524 7379
E-mail: Epsom Lodge

Independent Living Units for seniors are available in the Auckland area. Please contact the Referral Officer for more information:

Fiona Matthews
National Supervisor
Phone: (04) 382 0767

There is an Education & Employment centre in the Auckland area. This centre offers a wide range of fully-accredited courses. Please contact us at:

Royal Oak Centre
691 Mt Albert Rd
Auckland 1023
Phone: (09) 639 1161

Please contact our East City office to find out details of our services for seniors.

East City Corps
37-45 Wellington Street,
Howick, Auckland
Phone: (09) 535 0847
Email: East City Corps

For residential care chaplaincy, please contact:

Chaplain - Susan Aitken
Maureen Plowman
Phone: (09) 479 2912

East City Corps runs various programmes for youth and children. Please contact our office for more details:

Phone: (09) 535 0847

Court and Prison chaplaincy services are available in the Auckland area. Please contact us at:

Auckland Court and Prison Services
Phone: (09) 639 1103