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Porirua Living Without Violence

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Stopping Violence

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Description

Porirua Living Without Violence works to empower all people in the community to live free from all forms of violence, abuse and oppression. We offer various programmes and education designed to assist women, children and men make sense of their experiences.

What we do:
  • We nurture all aspects of a child's life: Te Taha Whānau, Te Taha Tinana, Te Taha Hinengaro and Te Taha Wairua  (Family, Physical, Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing)
  • We work to eliminate violence and to promote safety for women and children
  • We support, educate and empower women and men who have ever been affected by violence or abuse 
  • We provide education groups for men and women who have used violence in their families

Our programmes include: 

  • Children/Tamariki safety programmes
  • Women's safety programmes 
  • Behaviour Change programmes for women
  • Behaviour Change programmes for men

Staff

Our programmes are provided by trained women and men with an extensive knowledge and understanding of family violence issues.

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 guidance from our caring team of skilled professionals

Make an appointment

Referral

We accept referrals from agencies

Walk in

You are welcome to walk in during office hours

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:00 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), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

We work to eliminate violence and to promote safety for women and children. Our tamariki/child programme of individual, sibling and group sessions for children aged 5-14 yrs is an empowering and educational programme to assist children work through the impacts of being a witness or survivor of domestic violence. Our Women's Safety Programme provides support, education and wellbeing which help women make wise choices and to increase the safety for themselves and their children. We provide a Behaviour Change Programme for men and women.

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

We work to eliminate violence and to promote safety for women and children.

Our tamariki/child programme of individual, sibling and group sessions for children aged 5-14 yrs is an empowering and educational programme to assist children work through the impacts of being a witness or survivor of domestic violence.

Our Women's Safety Programme provides support, education and wellbeing which help women make wise choices and to increase the safety for themselves and their children.

We provide a Behaviour Change Programme for men and women.

Stopping violence services

We provide Behaviour Change Programmes for men and women. Behaviour Change Programmes for women who are aware that the way they express their anger and use violence needs to change. Behaviour Change Programmes for men that provide them with a structural understanding of men's violence, identifying the range of unaccepted violent behaviours and teaching non-violent alternatives.

We provide Behaviour Change Programmes for men and women.

  • Behaviour Change Programmes for women who are aware that the way they express their anger and use violence needs to change.
  • Behaviour Change Programmes for men that provide them with a structural understanding of men's violence, identifying the range of unaccepted violent behaviours and teaching non-violent alternatives.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, A longer appointment time

Additional Details

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

Region

Wellington

Website

Contact Details

Pember House - Level 2
16 Hagley Street
Porirua 5022

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Pember House - Level 2
16 Hagley Street
Porirua 5022

This page was last updated at 12:35PM on November 27, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Porirua Living Without Violence.