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SOS Kaipara

Sexual Harm Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Refuge, Social

Today

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Description

SOS provides specialist support services for women, children and wider whānau affected by sexual harm, abuse and violence in the Kaipara District

Call us on (09) 439 6070 or 0800 88 33 44

Ages: Women, children and whānau

Region: Kaipara District

Description: SOS provides FREE and confidential support including:

Face to Face Support: Police statement taking, forensic or medical processes, relocation and Safety Plans

Counselling: for those affected by sexual harm, abuse and violence including ACC Sensitive Claims counselling

Refuge Accommodation: for women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse

Prevention Education Programmes: Our Education workers facilitate programmes centered on violence and abuse. Programmes can be tailored to meet the groups need and are available to community members and groups, family/whānau groups, schools and professionals.

We are a member of the National Collective of Rape Crisis Aotearoa and abide by the philosophy of "Listen, Believe, Support" when counselling survivors of sexual abuse.

All services are FREE

How to Access:

Call us  (09) 439 6070 or 0800 88 33 44

During office hours, walk-ins are welcome.

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please contact us (09) 439 6070 or 0800 88 33 44, for non-judgemental support and guidance from our caring team of skilled professionals.

Walk in

Walk-ins welcome during office hours 9.00am-3.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Make an appointment

Referral

Email:  sosreferrals@soskaipara.co.nz or contact us via our website 

Website / App

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Crisis response operates 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Office hours (closed public holidays):

Mon - Fri  9:00AM - 3:00PM 

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), Labour Day (28 Oct), Northland Anniversary (27 Jan).

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
Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development
Abuse and violence support

Counselling: for those affected by sexual and domestic violence including ACC Sensitive Claims counselling. Prevention Education Programmes: our education workers facilitate programmes centered on violence and abuse. Programmes can be tailored to meet the group's needs and are available to community members and groups, family/whanau groups, schools and professionals. Ministry of Justice Safety Programme: designed to help you deal with the effects of the violence, feel more confident and move forward with your life. They’ll explain how to keep safe and provide practical information about how Protection Orders work.

  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services

Counselling: for those affected by sexual and domestic violence including ACC Sensitive Claims counselling.
Prevention Education Programmes: our education workers facilitate programmes centered on violence and abuse. Programmes can be tailored to meet the group's needs and are available to community members and groups, family/whānau groups, schools and professionals.
Ministry of Justice Safety Programme: designed to help you deal with the effects of the violence, feel more confident and move forward with your life. They’ll explain how to keep safe and provide practical information about how Protection Orders work.

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need ACC counselling?
Refuge

Refuge accommodation for women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse. Our staff work closely with families/whānau in Refuge providing support and advocacy to help make safe plans for the future.

Refuge accommodation for women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse. Our staff work closely with families/whānau in Refuge providing support and advocacy to help make safe plans for the future.

Pregnancy and parenting

Women’s Empowerment programme – centered on empowering women through building self-esteem, the understanding of self and the development of decision making and strengthening communication skills. Parenting Programme – builds positive parenting through sharing effective ways of working with children and understanding the impact of negativity and conflict affecting children in the family/whānau .

  • Parenting education
  • Parent wellbeing
  • Whānau support

Women’s Empowerment programme – centered on empowering women through building self-esteem, the understanding of self and the development of decision making and strengthening communication skills.
Parenting Programme – builds positive parenting through sharing effective ways of working with children and understanding the impact of negativity and conflict affecting children in the family/whānau .

Advocacy

Face to Face Support: Police statement taking, forensic or medical processes, relocation and Safety Plans

Face to Face Support: Police statement taking, forensic or medical processes, relocation and Safety Plans

LGBTQIA+ support

We are a rainbow organisation. This means that we CELEBRATE the diversity of our communities. You can expect to be treated with respect and equality here regardless of your sexual preference, race or ethnicity, age or abilities.

We are a rainbow organisation. This means that we CELEBRATE the diversity of our communities. You can expect to be treated with respect and equality here regardless of your sexual preference, race or ethnicity, age or abilities.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

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

Region

Northland

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

  •  Freephone

    0800 33 88 44

158A Victoria Street
Dargaville
Northland 0310

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Street Address

158A Victoria Street
Dargaville
Northland 0310

Postal Address

PO Box 249
Dargaville 0340

This page was last updated at 3:01PM on November 22, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by SOS Kaipara.