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.


The Harbour

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

Click here to see The Harbour brochure



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: and


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



Better Blokes (MSSAT Auckland Incorporated)

Better Blokes  is a charity that supports men and children who have experienced childhood sexual trauma. We have provided support in Auckland since 2007. Our service is confidential , independent and is free of charge.

We offer individual (One2One) support, peer support groups (PSG) and weekend workshops.

If you or someone you know has experienced trauma you can call the manager David on 021 174 9252 or 09 889 2553 for further information or email him on Text him if you would like him to call you back

Phone: David 021 174 9252 or 09 889 2553




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



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



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


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




Mid North Family Support

Free confidential counselling, advocacy, youth services, education, information and resources. Free community courses. Abuse prevention, parenting.

Mission Statement: Mid North Family Support, Rape Crisis and Youth Services delivers a range of social services to the community in a nurturing manner which will empower and strengthen whanau/families to gain quality in all aspects of their lives for a broader and more richer future.

Vision Statement: To provide free, unique, holistic services to improve the lives of children, youth, women, families and individuals through support, assistance, information and education.

Address: 123 Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri

Phone: 09 407 7511

National 24 hour Helpline: 0800 883 300



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



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




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



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



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



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



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



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



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. We do not provide services for offenders

Address: Suite 4, 236 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui

Phone: 06 343 3416



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




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:  or


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: 021 118 1043


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



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



Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation

Support services for those affected by sexual abuse, rape and all forms of sexual violence
• 24/7 crisis support service following sexual assault
• Counselling for those affected by sexual violence and those recovering from family violence
• Crisis support, social work support, information and referral
• Self referrals accepted, HELP sees men, women and children and their families/whanau

Support and information for parents:
• When a child has been harmed in a sexual way by another child
• When a child has been sexually abused by an adult
• Consultation service for families, professionals and others helping those recovering from abuse
• Consultation service about preventing and responding well to child sexual abuse
• Project work specifically with church communities to help them care well for those in congregations affected by sexual and/or domestic violence. Includes training for church ministers and leaders, consultation for church communities dealing with specific instances of abuse, and support for individuals who want to talk about recovery from abuse from a religious/spiritual perspective
• Cost free or by donation

Phone: 04 499 7530

24/7 Crisis support: 04 499 7532


Address: PO Box 11160, Wellington 6142






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



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




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




Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)

301 Tuam St, Christchurch

Phone: 03 377 6747 or 0273533854





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




Provides community-based assessment and intervention services for adolescents and adults who have  engaged in harmful sexual behaviour and for children who have engaged in concerning sexual behaviour. STOP also provides training and consultation to government and community professionals.

PO Box 3530257, North Avon, Christchurch 8148

Phone: 03 353 0257




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




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



Rape Crisis Dunedin

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

111 Moray Place, Dunedin
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Office phone and 24 hour support line: 03 474 1592
Fax: 03 474 0348
National 24 hour helpline: 0800 883300