Agape Budgeting Service Ltd is a Charitable Company registered at the Charities Commission. Agape has helped over 3500 families in the Wellington region since it began in 1993. The Agape budgeting service is a comprehensive service, designed to support clients through difficult financial situations and give them the skills and resources to pay off debt and manage their money more effectively in the long term. We work with our clients as long as they want help. This could be anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 years. Our services are 100% free for our clients and are delivered by comprehensively trained volunteers, mostly in the client’s home. As well as budget advisers visiting clients in their own homes across the Wellington region, Agape operates budgeting centres, or has networks of budgeters across the region. Locations include churches in Upper Hutt, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Petone, Karori, Cannons Creek, and Waitangirua. We also have budget advisers operating from the Karori CAB Food Bank and the Porirua CAB at set times during the week. Additionally a key focus of Agape’s work is delivering high quality training for budget advisers. Our trainers deliver free three-day training courses to people wishing to volunteer for Agape. In addition refresher training is provided to all budget advisers on an ongoing basis to ensure that their skills are up to date.