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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 for all genders - 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 – Sunmidnight – 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

Abuse and violence

  • Family violence intervention
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Victim support

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 8141

This page was last updated at 2:30PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Sexual Assault Support Services Canterbury (SASSC).