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ŌCASA - Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Sexual Harm Service

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Description

Call our support line for information, counselling, and advocacy following any recent or historic sexual harm. 

Freephone 0800 88 33 00 or (03) 474 1592 (Dunedin)

Demographic: Survivors, aged 16 or over who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence, and their supporters, friends and whānau.  We also support family and caregivers of survivors under the age of 16 to indirectly support younger people.

Region: Greater Otago region - Dunedin, Clutha

Description:

Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse (ŌCASA) provides support to survivors who have experienced sexual violence, whether it has occurred recently or in the past.  We also provide services to all supporting friends or whānau of those who have experienced sexual violence.  Our services include:

  • Telephone support and crisis line
  • Face-to-face counselling for survivors of sexual violence, their friends and whānau
  • Crisis social work services for survivors of sexual violence, their friends and whānau
  • Information, advocacy and support for those who choose to report to the police, are going to court, seeking medical advice, or whatever the survivor chooses is the best path at the time
  • Brief and longer term intervention
  • Sexual violence prevention programmes for students and youth
  • Education for community groups
  • Advice for professionals and organisations to prevent and respond to sexual violence

All our services are FREE.

How to Access:

Call 0800 88 33 00 (NZ freephone) or (03) 474 1592 (Dunedin) 

Email support@ocasa.org.nz

During office hours our team is available to provide crisis support,  advocacy, and take bookings for scheduled appointments. We also provide crisis support outside of regular office hours via the police and the hospital.  There is a library onsite if people wish to take books out please call to schedule a time to come in and browse. 

Staff

We have a vibrant and experienced team of trauma informed sexual violence specialists ready to support you. Our team includes, counsellors/therapists, social workers, support workers and an experienced mental health practitioner.

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Walk in, Referral, Make an appointment

Charges

All counselling, support work, social work and advocacy services are FREE.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ŌCASA is closed during public holidays.

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

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

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

Immediate help, Support and counselling, Groups and programmes

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes
Information & support
Advocacy
Counselling
Family / whānau support
Social work
Social and group activities
Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development
Education and training
Social services crisis assessment

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine, Child / Tamariki friendly

Region

Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

21 Dunbar Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

Dunbar House
21 Dunbar Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin
Otago 9016

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Street Address

Dunbar House
21 Dunbar Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin
Otago 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 5424
Dunedin

This page was last updated at 12:13PM on November 27, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by ŌCASA - Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse.