At SOS we provide wrap around specialist support services for Women, Children and wider whānau affected by abuse and violence in the Kaipara District. All of our services are free and confidential.
Contact us any time, we are here to help you. However, if you are in immediate danger please contact 111.
Services Provided by SOS Kaipara
If you have experienced current or historical sexual assault, abuse or violence our Specialist Support workers are available 24 hours 7 days a week to provide phone and face to face support.
Phone support can include: supportive listening, information and advice.
Face to face support can include: Police statement taking, forensic or medical processes.
Our Specialist Support workers are able to assist with relocation, help make Safety Plans and aid in accessing Protection Orders.
Contact SOS 24/7 – (09) 439 6070 or through the National Rape Crisis Help Line on 0800 88 33 00 and select SOS.
Available 24 hours 7 days a week to Women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse. Our Support workers work closely with Women in the Refuge accommodation providing support and advocacy to help make safe plans for the future.
SOS Counsellors are qualified and experienced specialising in the area of violence and abuse. SOS has 5 Counsellors who are registered with the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and are ACC registered.
Counselling services provided are individual therapy, family therapy and ACC Sensitive Claim counselling.
Prevention Education Programmes
Our Education workers facilitate programmes centered on violence and abuse. Programmes can be tailored to meet the groups need and are available to community members and groups, family/whanau groups, schools and professionals.
- Women’s Empowerment – centre on women’s empowerment with the building of self-esteem, the understanding of self and the development of decision making and strengthening communication skills.
- Kia Kaha –Building Peaceful Family Lives – builds positive parenting through sharing effective ways of working with children and understanding the impact of negativity and conflict affecting children in the family.
- Women’s Support Group- meets weekly to provide alternative healing opportunities, utilising the skills, experience and learnt knowledge of participants in a way that is safe and supported, guiding women in a process to meet their own needs in more powerful ways utilising the group’s energy.
- How to Respond to a Disclosure
- Breaking the Family Violence Cycle
- Safety Skills for Children
- Rape Crisis Training
- What is Sexual Abuse?
- Safe before Five
- Indicators of Sexual Abuse
- ACC Mates and Dates Healthy Relationship Programme