Find a sexual assault support centre near you

The following list of agencies includes Auckland agencies, followed by support services in the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand, in geographical order. Please note that most sexual assault agencies are posted in the Personal Emergencies section of the Telecom White Pages. In emergencies call 111.

Online

The Harbour

The Harbour is a New Zealand-based website for people affected by sexual abuse or offending, their families and whanau.

www.theharbour.org.nz

Click here to see The Harbour brochure

 

Auckland

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation

24 hour crisis service, therapy services for adults, youth and children and their families. HELP also offers education programmes and is part of a national network to end sexual violence, a national taskforce on sexual abuse and is part of Project Restore – a restorative justice programme.

PO Box 10 345, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446

Phone: 09 623 1700 – 24 hour crisis line

Email:  info@helpauckland.org.nz

www.helpauckland.org.nz and www.gr8mates.org.nz

 

Counselling Services Centre Charitable Trust

Specialist sexual violence crisis and counselling services for people living in the Counties Manukau/South Auckland district – the Bombay Hills to Otahuhu, including Manukau East and Maraetai. Also provides services for those whose lives are affected by domestic and family violence, homicide, relationship difficulties, grief, addiction, depression or anxiety.

22 Alexander Ave Papatoetoe, Auckland

Phone: 09 277 9324 – 24 hour crisis line

Email: enquiries@csccounselling.org.nz

www.facebook.com/pages/Counselling-Services-Centre/117543738263165

 

Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC)

National organisation of doctors and nurses, formed in 1988 to develop and maintain standards of best practice in the delivery of medical and forensic services in the area of sexual assault/abuse. DSAC provides education and training, and information about clinical service provision around the country.

Unit 5, 4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Phone: 09 376 1422

Email: admin@dsac.org.nz

www.dsac.org.nz

 

Family Action (formerly Waitakere ATCS)

Range of services for those who have experienced abuse trauma and family violence, including counselling, outreach/support/advocacy and refuge.

PO Box 21593, Henderson, Auckland

Phone: 09 836 1987 or 09 837 2491

Email: counselling@familyaction.org.nz

www.familyaction.org.nz

 

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) Auckland

Charitable trust supporting male survivors of sexual abuse. Free service including: one on one support, support to help men decide on how they wish to move forward, referral to acc counsellors and other appropriate agencies, support with court hearings and dealing with acc, weekly group support meetings, held alternative weeks in Henderson and Three Kings, biannual “Better Blokes” weekend workshop.

Phone: 021 356 400

Email:  empoweryou.mssat@xtra.co.nz

www.survivor.org.nz

 

Project Restore

Community colllaboration aiming to provide victim-survivors with an experience of a sense of justice, support offenders to understand the impacts of their behaviour and facilitate the development of an action plan which might include reparation to the victim and therapeutic programmes for the offender.

PO Box 11307, Ellerslie, Auckland 1542

Phone: 09 948 6984

Mobile: 027 437 6995

Email:  projectrestore@me.com

 

Tu Wahine Trust

Kaupapa Maori provider delivering counselling, therapy and support to Maori women, children, and families affected by violence and abuse. Specialise in domestic violence, rape, incest, and other related violence. Approved provider under the Domestic Violence Act to run programmes for domestic violence to applicants and applicants’ children. ACC registered counsellors.

Phone: 09 838 8700

247 Edmounton Road, Te Atatu, Auckland

 

Northland

Mid North Family Support

Free confidential counselling, advocacy, youth services, education, information and resources. Free community courses. Step-families, parenting skills, siblings who fight, community awareness, rape crisis.

123 Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri

Phone: 09 407 7511

National 24 hour Helpline 0800 883 300

Email: womens-support@xtra.co.nz

 

Support of Sexually Abused (SOS) Kaipara

Emergency accommodation, counselling services, housing needs, support groups, sexual abuse support, stopping violence services.

158a Victoria Street Dargaville

Phone: 09 439 6070

National 24 hour Helpline 0800 883300

Email: sos@maxnet.co.nz

 

Whangarei Rape Crisis

24 hour crisis line: individual counselling for survivors,  whanau counselling to support survivors,  advocacy, education and prevention, womens’ only space, referral service for male survivors of rape and sexual violence, self-help library, referral lists for ACC and non ACC counsellors, free tea and coffee, shower, mothers’ space with changing facilities for young babies.

114a Robert St, Whangarei

Phone: 09 438 6221

National 24 hour Helpline: 0800 883 300

Email: whgrcrisis@xtra.co.nz

 

Waikato

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)  Waikato

Free services for male youth and adult survivors of sexual violence. Offering confidential listening and care, one on one and/or group work support, information and resources, referrals for specialised support, crisis phone support, workshops, support with court hearings, whanau/family support and advice, advocacy.

Phone: 0800 677 289

Email: mssatw@xtra.co.nz

waikatosurvivors.org.nz/

 

Rape and Sexual Abuse Healing Centre 

Providing a free counselling service and group sessions for all women’s issues with specialism in rape and sexual abuse.

33A Clarence St, Hamilton

Phone: 07 839 4433

National 24 hour Helpline 0800 883300

Email: rasahc@xtra.co.nz

www.rasahc.co.nz

 

Te Awamutu Healing and Rape Crisis Centre – Mahuika House

Social justice resource centre, with access for the community to meeting rooms, periodicals, resources. Support for those dealing with sexual violence is available via 24 hour phone service. Staff are Rape Crisis trained advocates.

114 Downes Street, Te Awamutu

Phone: 07 871 8132 – 24 hour crisis line

Email: mahuikahouse@ihug.co.nz

 

Bay of Plenty Sexual Abuse Centre (Rotorua)

Community resource providing free support, counseling, information and advice about anything to do with sexual abuse. Professionally trained counsellors work with men and women, children, parents, partners and anyone affected by sexual abuse or going through abuse related court cases. Offering tailored education programmes to suit diverse groups.

First Floor, Community House, 1115 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Phone: 007 348 1555

Email:  help@sexualabuse.org.nz

www.sexualabuse.org.nz

Central North Island

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) Manawatu

Providing services to children, women and men who have experienced sexual violence or abuse, and their whanau. Services include individual support, advocacy and information; counselling; group programmes for children and adults,  community and professional education.

Linton Court, 10 Linton St, Palmerston North

Phone: 06 356 5868

Email: admin@arcsmanawatu.org.nz

www.arcsmanawatu.org.nz

 

Hawera Rape Crisis Family Counselling Services 

Providing counselling, advocacy, education, supervised access, a 24-hour crisis phone line and a 24-hour crisis call out service.

6 Furlong St, Hawera

Phone: 06 278 6399

Email: jac@hrcfc.org.nz

 

Whanganui Safe and Free

Delivering therapy for children, arts therapy for adolescents, therapy/ counselling for adults, family/ whanau therapy for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Does not do work with offenders.

11 Nile St, Whanganui

Phone: 06 343 3416

Email: administration@whanganuisafe.org.nz

 

Eastern North Island

Hawkes Bay Rape Crisis/ Te Toka Tu Moana

Providing rape crisis services at Heretaunga Women’s Centre, Hastings, Mondays 10-4 p.m. Specialist counsellor and whanau/community support person is available to travel within the Wairoa to Waipukurau region for specialist counselling, support, advocacy, family/whanau support and counselling plus grief, suicide ideation, historical abuse & education workshops.

Phone: 021 227 6622

Email: rapecrisis.hb@gmail.com

Wellington

Hutt Rape Counselling Network

24 hour service – rape and sexual abuse crisis support, medical examinations, advocacy and counselling. Providing a free service to all women, men and children who have been sexually abused at any time in their past. All ages welcome.

PO Box 31468, Lower Hutt

Phone: 04 566 5517 or 24 hour crisis line 0800 22 66 94

Email: hrcn@paradise.co.nz  or manager@hrcn.co.nz

 

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)  Wellington

Free service for male survivors of sexual violence offering one on one support, peer support group meetings, access to resource library, referrals to ACC approved counsellors.

Phone: 027 222 1093

www.survivor.org.nz

 

Wairarapa Rape and Sexual Abuse Collective   

Providing rape crisis services for those in the Wairarapa.

PO Box 286, Masterton 5840

Phone: 06 370 8446 or 0800 614 614

National 24 hour Helpline 0800 883 300

Email: rape.crisis@xtra.co.nz

 

Wellington Rape Crisis   

Providing support, counselling, advocacy, information, referrals and eduation for those affected by sexual violence. Offers free childcare on site.

Level 3 203-209 Willis St, Wellington

Phone: 04 801 8973

Email: support@wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz

www.wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz

 

Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation

24 hour crisis service, therapy services for adults, youth and children and their families in the Wellington and Porirua areas. HELP also offers education programmes and is part of a national network to end sexual violence, a national taskforce on sexual abuse and is part of Project Restore – a restorative justice programme.

www.wellingtonhelp.org.nz

Phone: 04 499 7530 or 24 hour crisis line 04 499 7532

Email:  support@wellingtonhelp.org.nz

PO Box 11160, Wellington 6142

Tasman

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (West Coast)   

Support and counselling to women affected by rape or sexual abuse.

PO Box 412, Westport 7866

Phone: 03 789 7700

National 24 Hour Helpline 0800 883300

Email: w.coast.r.c@xtra.co.nz

 

Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH-Nelson)

Offers a dedicated team of crisis response workers, social workers, and counsellors who provide intensive support and counselling to women and families following a sexual assault.

44 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Phone: 03 548 2407 – 24 hr crisis line

Email:  sash-nelson@ts.co.nz

www.nelsonwomenscentre.org.nz/sexual-abuse-support-healing-sash

 

Women’s Refuge, Sexual Assault Resource Centre Marlborough  

Offering refuge for women and support services for those affected by sexual violence.

PO Box 699, Blenheim, Marlborough 7201

Phone: 03 577 9939 24 hour crisis line

Email:  marlb_refuge@xtra.co.nz

 

Canterbury

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)

113 Tuam St, ChristchurchPhone: 03 377 6747

Email: mssat@survivor.org.nz

www.survivor.org.nz

 

Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust (Monarch Centre)

Providing SAFECARE 24/7 rape/sexual assault acute service, counselling (both ACC and non ACC), support for parents/ whanau of children who have been sexually abused, support and advocacy services, facilitated support groups, education groups, community education and resources.

456 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch

Phone: 03 377 5402 – 24 hour SAFECARE crisis line

Office Phone: 03 377 5402

Email:  sast@sast.org.nz

www.sast.org.nz

 

START

Offering subsidised or free specialist and professional sexual abuse counselling, family work services and support to whanau free of charge, alongside victim counselling, consultation on sexual abuse issues to members of both the general and professional community free of charge. START provides low cost educational workshops regarding concerns of sexual abuse to members of the professional and general community.

PO Box 21022, St Albans, Christchurch 8143

Phone: 03 355 4414

Email:  admin@starthealing.org

www.starthealing.org

 

STOP Trust

Provides community-based assessment and intervention services for adolescents and adults who have sexually abused/sexually offended and for children who have engaged in concerning sexual behaviour.

PO Box 6236, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

Phone: 03 374 5010

Email:  info@stop.org.nz

www.stop.org.nz

 

Te Puna Oranga

Providing sexual abuse counselling and abuse prevention education and training for Maori by Maori. 24 hour crisis support via 0800 traumaline, kaupapa maori provider, survivors any gender, education, harmful sexual behaviours.

67 Worcester Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 381 8472

Email:  tpoadmin@xtra.co.nz

 

Southland

Rape and Abuse Support Centre (RAASC) Southland

Provides a non discriminatory, non judgmental, confidential and free service, offering support, counselling information, advice and education to survivors of rape and sexual violence regardless of your circumstances or how long ago the abuse took place.

26 Nelson St, Invercargill

Phone: 03 216 2079

Email:  raasc@xtra.co.nz

www.rapeandabuse.co.nz

 

Rape Crisis Dunedin   

Offers counselling and support for survivors of sexual violence and their families/ whanau.

111 Moray Pl, Dunedin

Phone: 03 474 1592

National 24 hour Helpline 0800 883300

Email:  rcrisis@xtra.co.nz

www.rapecrisisdunedin.org.nz