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Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri

Sexual Harm Service, Kaupapa Māori

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Crisis Support Services for anyone that has been sexually or physically abused. A place of sanctuary, a house of shelter, and a source of comfort for those in need of a safe place. Within the sanctuary a person, or a whānau, will find hope, compassion and hospitality.

Ages: 5yrs to 65+

Region: Far North - Mangamuka North to Cape Reinga, Hokianga to Kaeo

Description:

Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri is a Kaupapa Māori service providing crisis support services to anyone that has been sexually violated/abused.  This includes:

  • Crisis social work support
  • Face-to-face sessions 
  • Advocacy - support and assistance if reporting to the Police, assistance with court preparation or any other social supports/needs that are required
  • Support transitioning through to either ACC services or any other support service for care and recovery following sexual violence.

Other services we provide:

Social work - support for whānau by upholding Kaupapa Māori values and practices and any other intervention and assistance that is required for whānau to overcome issues, trauma or hurts in order for them to become the best that they can be for future generations.

Domestic or family violence support - we work through issues with whānau delivering the following programmes:
  • Non-violence
  • Safety
  • Re-building relationships
  • Whānau reconciliations

Parenting programmes - for whānau that focusses on their tamariki wellbeing, safety, protection and nurturing.

All services are FREE

How to Access:

In a crisis call Kaitaia (09) 408 3305  OR  022 657 5389

For after hours assistance call 022 657 5389

Call the office (09) 408 3305 or come in and speak to one of our staff.

Email martha@tewhare.org.nz

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Call the office (09)2812900 or come in and speak to one of our caring and skilled staff.
In a crisis call Kaitaia  (09)2812900 or 022 657 5389.

For after hours assistance call 022 657 5389.
Email: martha@tewhare.org.nz

Referral

Walk in

Make an appointment

Website / App

Charges

Nil charges, services free

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For After Hours assistance call 022 657 5389

Office is closed on public holidays.

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, Māori

Services Provided

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

Immediate help, Kaupapa Māori, Support and counselling

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

Domestic and family violence support - we work through issues with whānau using strategies/programmes to deal with violence and anger in an appropriate manner and ensure safety plans are in place.

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

Domestic and family violence support - we work through issues with whānau using strategies/programmes to deal with violence and anger in an appropriate manner and ensure safety plans are in place.

Elder abuse
Kaupapa Māori
Stopping violence services

We deliver a 12 week non violence programme based on Kaupapa Maori services.

We deliver a 12 week non violence programme based on Kaupapa Māori services.

Pregnancy and parenting

Parenting programmes - for whānau that focus on their tamariki wellbeing, safety, protection and nurturing.

  • Parenting education
  • Parent wellbeing
  • Whānau support

Parenting programmes - for whānau that focus on their tamariki wellbeing, safety, protection and nurturing.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

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

Region

Northland

Website

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

138 Commerce Street
Kaitaia
Northland 0410

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Street Address

138 Commerce Street
Kaitaia
Northland 0410

This page was last updated at 10:23AM on August 30, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri.