South Canterbury, Waitaki > Social Services >

Mid-South Island STAR Centre

Social Service

Today

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Description

24/7 Crisis response service, specialist medical forensic examinations and counselling support for those affected by recent or historic sexual abuse.

Call 24-hours 7-days 0800 00 7750 

Age: Adults - Men and Women

Region: Timaru, Waimate, Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts

Description:

STAR (Sexual, Trauma, Abuse, Recovery) offers immediate crisis help 7-days a week for confidential advice, information and counselling support to those who have experienced sexual harm, including support for their whanau.  

Specialist Support Services include:

  • 24/7 sensitive care and assistance in a crisis
  • Advocacy and support
  • Assistance with Police interviews
  • Forensic medical examinations 
  • Sexual abuse assessment and treatment
  • Follow-up medical examinations if required

Counselling services include:

  • Face-to-face or remote crisis counselling during or immediately following a crisis
  • Face-to-face support sessions to provide information and coping mechanisms
  • Referral to other support providers that will best meet the survivor's needs, including ACC Sensitive Claims

Crisis Social Support services include:

  • Support and assistance with prcactical matters during the crisis period
  • Accessing Work & Income support
  • Help with alternative accommodation and basic necessities
  • Child care during the crisis period

Translators can be available on request.

All our services are FREE

How to Access:

In an emergency dial 111

Local CRISIS LINE and office 0800 00 77 50 or (03) 684 8280 

Office: (03) 684 8280

Email midsistarcentre@gmail.com

Ages

18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in

Hours

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

Crisis line operates 24/7 including Public Holidays

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri  8:30AM - 4:30PM

Office is closed Public Holidays

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 3 Jan.

Service Types

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

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling

Abuse and violence

  • Education programmes
  • Information & support
  • Victim support

Social work

Languages Spoken

English

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

South Canterbury, Waitaki

Contact Details

Office: (03) 684 8280

12 Sarah Street
Timaru Central
Timaru
Canterbury 7910

Information about this location

View on Google Maps

Get directions

Street Address

12 Sarah Street
Timaru Central
Timaru
Canterbury 7910

Postal Address

P O Box 783,
Timaru 7940

This page was last updated at 9:07AM on September 11, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mid-South Island STAR Centre.