Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP works with survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau – of any age, gender or ethnicity. We provide a 24 hour crisis line. We also provide support and counselling services for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual abuse, or who is concerned about a friend or family member.
We have been working with survivors of sexual abuse in the Wellington region since 1985, and in Porirua since 2005. We also cover the Kāpiti coast. HELP is a charitable trust which relies on government and philanthropic grants for its operation, as well as donations from the public.
We work with individuals, families and other support networks to raise awareness of sexual violence and reduce its impacts on our families and community. We do this through:
- 24/7 crisis intervention
- Prevention, education and professional development programmes
- Cooperation with other service providers, both government and non government