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Sexual Assault Support Services Canterbury (SASSC)

Social Service

Today

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Description

24-hour emergency response and acute assistance service for adult victims of rape and sexual abuse. 

Age: 17 years and over

Region: Christchurch, North Canterbury, Selwyn and Ashburton

Description: FREE immediate 24/7 rape and sexual assault support - your immediate safety is most important.

24/7 call: (03) 377 5402

If you require:

  • Information regarding the sexual assault follow-up process
  • Support to attend medical examinations
  • Assistance to give Police statements
  • Referrals to counselling for support and recovery (both ACC and non ACC)
  • Support and information for parents/whanau of people who have been sexually abused
  • Ongoing additional support
  • Community education and resources

Call us 24/7 on (03) 377 5402.  Support-line staff will provide you with information and options on the right support for you.

Referral: If you are an external agency wanting to refer a client you can access our referral forms here.

SASSC is offered in partnership by:

AVIVA Families (Sexual and Family Violence Services).  For information on this service click here.

START (Sexual abuse recovery support).  For information on this service click here.

Ages

18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral, Walk in, Make an appointment

Hours

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

24 hour, 7 day a week response. Public holidays and out-of-office (evenings and weekends) support initally by phone

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays.

Service Types

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

  • Immediate help
  • Support and counselling

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Supporting financial independence

Budgeting services and No and Low Interest Loans are available at The Loft, where SASSC is based, by referral.

Charges

No fees apply.

Languages Spoken

English

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Region

Canterbury

Contact Details

The Loft
Level 1
Eastgate Shopping Centre
20 Buckleys Road
Linwood
Christchurch 8062

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Street Address

The Loft
Level 1
Eastgate Shopping Centre
20 Buckleys Road
Linwood
Christchurch 8062

Postal Address

PO Box 24161
Christchurch 8642

This page was last updated at 9:52AM on November 26, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Sexual Assault Support Services Canterbury (SASSC).