• Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)

    Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH)

    We have compassionate dedicated specialists in Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast

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    Sash Nelson

    Each person who has been sexually assaulted reacts and recovers in their own way. Whatever your feelings and reactions are, they are normal.

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    Sexual Abuse myths busted

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SASH – Sexual Abuse Support and Healing in Nelson/Tasman

SASH provides professional services for people and their whanau affected by sexual abuse in the Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast regions. The work we undertake improves the lives of everyone it touches in the community – sexual abuse can touch anyone regardless of age, capacity, race, socioeconomics or social demographics

At SASH we believe people have the right to live in a society free from sexual abuse and violence. We aim to assist people by empowering them towards healing and promote autonomy, self-determination, personal growth, pride, confidence and self-esteem.

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To access any of our services and talk in confidence to someone who will understand,
phone 03 548 2407 or
email sash@sash.co.nz

We also provide

  • 24-hour crisis response for immediate assistance after sexual assault
  • Support to people 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

A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters

Air Rescue and Community Services Charis Foundation Community Organisation Grants Scheme Crowe Horwath Frimley Foundation The Lion Foundation Mainland Foundation Ministry of Social Development Nelson Bays Community Foundation Nelson City Council New Zealand Post Lottery Grants Board Pub Charity Rachel Boyack The Rata Foundation RG & EF  MacDonald Trust Board Victory Community Centre Energy