Drop-in Centres

RainbowYOUTH drop-in centres are a safe space to hang out, access our services or attend an event. There’s always someone here to answer your questions and there are tons of things to do while you’re here.

What to Expect

What’s it like there?

Super colourful! One end of our centre is pretty boring - lots of people answering emails and sitting in silence. But our drop-in space is where the life is - we always have visitors accessing our Community Wardrobe, coming in for a cuppa, watching a movie, using our free wifi or hanging out with our interns.

First time visiting?

Coming to RainbowYOUTH for the first time can be pretty nerve racking and building the courage to come along can sometimes take a wee while. Whether it’s at a group, an event or to check out our drop-in centre, there’s always someone here to welcome you and show you around. Chances are you won’t be the only new person to the space, and we’ve all been there!

Who can come?

Our drop-in centre is open to queer and gender diverse youth 27 and under, their friends and whanau, and the communities that support our young people too. Our services aren't only for “out” queer and gender diverse youth too - if you're unsure about your identity, this is just as much your home as it is ours!

Finding us

The easiest way to get to our Auckland drop-in centre is on the green Inner City Link bus! Jump off at the K Road Overbridge or outside Studio One on Ponsonby Road. We’re just off K Road so keep an eye out for the big RainbowYOUTH sign!

Safety

A huge and valid concern for visiting us is your safety, and that’s our top priority! Our drop-in centres are one of a few safe-spaces for queer and gender diverse young people in Aotearoa. That’s why we’ve put in a few extra measures to keep everyone safe:

Access & Inclusion

We strive to make RainbowYOUTH an inclusive place for absolutely everyone! Our drop-in centres are:

Locating our Drop-in Centres

Auckland

Physical Address: 
10 Abbey Street,
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Opening Hours:
11am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Tauranga

Physical Address:
Complex 1, 17th Avenue
Historic Village
Tauranga

Opening Hours:
Get in touch with us: info@ry.org.nz


Hiring Our Centres

Rooms in our Auckland drop-in centre are available to be hired out. See below for individual rooms and the costs to hire them. These prices are negotiable, so if they don't work for you please get in touch with us (info@ry.org.nz) and we can work something out. Bookings of these rooms can be made via the form below. We will then get in touch with you to organise payment details, health and safety information and access instructions.

Our Auckland Drop-in Centre

This space is suitable for community events, meetings and workshops. We usually hire this space out at $30 + GST per hour. 

Capacity Room features Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities On request
100 standing
60 seated
Trestle tables
Couches
Whiteboard
Dishwasher
Fridge
Hot water
Microwave
X2 Gender neutral toilets
Projector and speakers

Photos of our drop-in centre:



Our Auckland Boardroom

This room is suitable for meetings, research interviews and workshops. We usually hire this room out at $15 + GST per hour. 

Capacity Room features Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
15 seated Table
Chairs
Whiteboard
Air conditioning
32” TV with Windows computer
Speakerphone
Dishwasher
Fridge
Hot water
Microwave
X2 Gender neutral toilets

Photos of our boardroom:



Our Kōwhai Ātea (Support Room)

This room is suitable for counselling meetings, research interviews and supervision sessions. We usually hire this room out at $20 + GST per hour. 

Capacity Room features Shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
5 seated Chairs
Carpeted floor
Privacy
Dishwasher
Fridge
Hot water
Microwave
X2 Gender neutral toilets

Photos of our Kōwhai Ātea:



Availability Calendar


Booking a Centre Space

Our Auckland drop-in centre is perfect for meetings, counselling sessions, community events and workshops. If you’d like to make a booking, please complete the form below: