Women’s Refuges ( Womens Refuge )

  AVIVA Christchurch – 378 3847 Office – 0800 284 82669 (24 hr crisis line) Women’s Refuge West Christchurch – 03 789 8025 (crisis line) – info@refugewestcoast.org.nz Women’s Refuge Otautahi – 379 6910 – 66 Durham Street South, admin@owr.org.nz – 0800 117 474 (Crisis line) West Christchurch Womens Refuge 03 379 0575 Email W.W.R@xtra.co.nz “Battered … Continued

Victims’ Rights

Information is available through Victim Support on the above numbers or nationally on: GET HELP: 0800 VICTIM ( 0800 842 846  There is a  full & comprehensive information on the website explaining an individual’s rights as a victim. The Victims’ Rights Act 2002 (the Act) replaces the Victims of Offences Act 1987. It came into … Continued

Christchurch Victim Support

Contacts: Regional Manager – Donna Neill, Practice Manager – April Marshall Service Co-ordinators: First Response Team – Reshma Chandra , Carolyn Hanson Services provided: Victim Support provides 24-hour emotional support, personal advocacy and information to all people affected by crime and trauma throughout New Zealand. Office Hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday – Friday. Phone … Continued

Age Concern Canterbury

OFFICE HOURS : 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday COMMUNITY HEALTH Team: Give us a call if you are concerned about an older person. Information and advocacy available. ABUSE and NEGLECT PREVENTION: Confidential service aimed at improving the quality of life of older people in abusive situations. Refer to Kerry, Sarah or Lynne. … Continued

Lifeline

24 hour crisis telephone line which is available to anyone requiring counselling help. For help call 0800 543 354 ( which is a 24 hour helpline). Lifeline runs training sessions for volunteers who are interested in telephone counselling. For further information ring their Office number 366 6742. Free email counselling available on the email address … Continued

Law Victims’ Association

Assist members who have, or believe they have, been mistreated by solicitors or the legal system and are unable to get redress. For further information contact Robyn as above.

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