We have a dedicated Crisis Response Team who will support people and their families/whanau when making undergoing a medical examination following a sexual assault or when making a statement to Police. The Crisis Response Team service is accessed via our office or via the Police, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This can be after an immediate incidence of sexual violence or for someone making a historic complaint.
Our Case Managers provide support to survivors of sexual abuse and their families / whanau. This can be in relation to a recent or historic event. The support is tailored to the specific needs of the individual and can include liaising with the Police or other agencies; providing court support and accessing appropriate counselling.
SASH offers support that is specific to the practical issues and needs related to the abuse, which can also include family members who are affected.
SASH have a team of professional, caring and compassionate counsellors and phycologisits available who are specialised in working with people affected by sexual abuse .
24-hour crisis response for immediate assistance after sexual assault
Support to women when making statements at the police station
Private and confidential one-to-one support
Assistance to access other social services
Court support and advocacy
Information on police and court procedures
Free professional and confidential counselling
Support and understanding to help you start the healing process
Support when dealing with historical abuse
To access any of our services and
talk in confidence to someone who will understand, phone: SASH-Nelson 03 548 2407