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Āwhina Whānau Services

Sexual Harm Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health, COVID-19 Testing, Kaupapa Māori

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Covid-19 testing

Assisted RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

This is not a RAT Collection site
 
  • Please call 0800 194 2628 for testing
  • Hours of testing, Mon -  Fri: 10:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 3.00pm
  • Awhina Whānau Services, 116 Queen Street East, Hastings
  • We do take walk-in's

Provides free face masks

This site offers free face masks when people are collecting RATs (subject to availability).

Description

Kāupapa Māori counselling and support for those who have experienced rape, sexual abuse and family violence. 

Ages: All ages

Region: Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi

Description:

We offer confidential counselling and support for:

  • Physical, emotional and psychological trauma as a result of rape or sexual abuse
  • Trauma due to life-threatening events such as violence, illness or accidents 
  • Advocacy and support when reporting to Police, court processes, seeking legal and/or medical advice
  • Police diversion support and counselling

We are committed to Kaupapa Māori values and practices.

Counselling services are FREE

Other services:

Te Rito o te Whānau - 6 week programme that builds great families 

Tamariki Kaha & Rangatahi Kaha - 10 week programme aimed at strengthening children and youth

Visit our website for more information.

How to Access:

Phone (06) 878 4185 

Contact us here

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please contact us for non-judgemental support and advice from our caring team of skilled professionals.

Make an appointment

Referral

Referral Form click here

Walk in

Website / App

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Tue 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (25 Oct), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

Kaupapa Māori, Support and counselling

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Support and counselling
Sexual harm - Kaupapa Māori services
Abuse and violence support

Āwhina Whānau Services can help you and your family with personal counselling that can assist you in addressing issues like anxiety, coping strategies, custody advice, depression, domestic violence, goal setting, personal difficulties, rape crisis, self-esteem, sexual abuse counselling and trust issues.

  • Care and protection
  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Victim support

Āwhina Whānau Services can help you and your family with personal counselling that can assist you in addressing issues like anxiety, coping strategies, custody advice, depression, domestic violence, goal setting, personal difficulties, rape crisis, self-esteem, sexual abuse counselling and trust issues.

Advocacy
Social work
Kaupapa Māori
Stopping violence services

Te Rito O Te Whānau is a 6-week mana building programme for families, to help build healthy relationships, and understanding ways of non-violent communication.

Te Rito O Te Whānau is a 6-week mana building programme for families, to help build healthy relationships, and understanding ways of non-violent communication.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Hawkes Bay

Contact Details

  • Helpline

    0800 1 WHĀNAU (0800 1 942 628)

  • Trauma & Abuse

    027 505 5455

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116 Queen Street East
Hastings
Hawke's Bay 4122

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Street Address

116 Queen Street East
Hastings
Hawke's Bay 4122

Postal Address

PO Box 14006
Mayfair
Hastings 4159

This page was last updated at 4:51PM on September 13, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Āwhina Whānau Services.