Referrals come from Alcohol & Drug Centres and Non-Government Organisations

Information for those seeking to come here.

All referrals come through Community Alcohol and Drug (CADs) services and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) throughout the South Island. To gain admission to St Marks, tāngata whai ora need to contact their local CADs or NGO in order to begin the enrolment process. These services will determine suitability to our programme. A comprehensive assessment is then sent to the clinical team at St Marks for processing and if accepted, we will ask for some more information, once received, a date of entry is given.

The referrer and the tangata whai ora together read the St Marks Information Booklet which outlines conditions of entry, rules, financial commitment and the philosophy of the programme.

Tāngata whai ora sign that they have understood and agreed to the conditions of entry. Please remember we are a smoke (and vape) free service, and whilst in the juinior phase (2-4 weeks) mobile phones are not allowed and there are no visitors or leaving the premises unless sanctioned...Why? We want you to have your head in the programme, without distractions, until you are settled. Once settled and out of the junior phase, there is more freedom, and, more responsibility.

We want you to know that our team will hold you to our rules, boundaries and processes, and will treat you with love and compassion.Have a look on our 'Programme' page for more information about the programme structure.

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Phone: 03 578 0459

Registered Charity No: CC41142

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Paul Hanton:
Phone: 03 578 0459 ext 2.
Mobile: 027 292 6004
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61 Main Street, Blenheim
7201 Marlborough


"The Family that Changes".

St Marks vision:
“To empower, reconnect & give hope. Enabling lifelong change to create a positive future for individuals and whānau impacted by Alcohol & Drug Addiction” READ MORE

St Marks

61 Main Street, Blenheim
Phone: 03 578 0459