Violence & Trauma
Are You OK – Family Violence (NZ) – The Campaign for Action on Family Violence website will be constantly evolving and expanding as the Campaign grows and takes hold around New Zealand. Here you can find links to the websites of organisations around New Zealand who are committed to supporting individuals and communities to say family violence, it’s not OK! 0800 Family Violence Information Line ( 0800 456 450) provides self-help information and connects people to services where appropriate.
GROW (NZ) – GROW is a voluntary association of people who know they are inadequate or maladjusted to life (mentally, socially or spiritually), who earnestly desire to change and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity. GROW meetings are typically formed by a group of 5 to 9 people who meet weekly for two hours followed by some refreshments. They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings they keep in touch through friendly phone calls and organised socials. There is no need for referral and participation is voluntary. Meetings are confidential and anonymous – members know one another by first names only. No fees are charged and a small donation to meet necessary expenses is voluntary.
HELP – Support for sexual abuse survivors. Among HELP’s services are 24 hour telephone crisis counselling, a call-out service to support women through police interviews and forensic medicals, face-to-face therapy and our prevention programme for preschools. Training for community groups is also available and aspects of our services are offered in some Auckland high schools.
Inner City Womens Group (NZ) – The Inner City Women’s Group was established in May 1988 by Auckland Women’s Refuge as a support group for the partners of men attending Anger Management programmes. After initial meetings it was decided that the Women’s support groups would be available to the wider community. The Inner City Women’s Group became incorporated as an Independent Charitable Trust on the 16th December 1993 and has a collective structure.
Rape Prevention Education – Whakatu Mauri (formerly Rape Crisis Auckland) is a non-profit agency founded in 1975. Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works to eliminate rape and sexual abuse through education and community work. RPE also provides support and information to survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau / friends though a telephone information, referral and support line.
Shine (NZ) – Preventing Violence in the Home is an incorporated society with charitable status and was formed in 1990. For two thirds of its history, the agency’s primary function was to run a crisis telephone service for the Auckland region. However, over the last five years the agency has undergone rapid growth in response to a much more expansive vision of what could be possible and an optimistic approach to making this vision reality.
Tu Wahine Trust Incorporated (NZ) – We offer counselling and therapy to Māori whānau affected by violence and abuse. We also provide court approved programmes and have ACC accredited counsellors.
Victim Support (NZ) – Helping fellow New Zealanders cope with the immediate crisis or trauma and the events that follow are at the heart of Victim Support’s community role and is the essence of the Victim Support workers job – being there when they are needed most.
Women’s Refuge (NZ) – At Women’s Refuge, we provide any of the support and information you need when you are dealing with violence in your life. We are not a government department, we are an independent community organisation run by women for women and children. Our services are confidential and free (although rent is usually charged in the safe house, safety is our main concern: You won’t be turned away if you can’t pay).