Community Law centres
Got a legal problem? Maybe we can help. We’re lawyers and we’re also community workers. We listen carefully, we’re whānau friendly, and we help you find solutions you feel comfortable with. We’re passionate about making sure that everyone in Aotearoa, no matter how little money you have, has access to justice and enjoys real equality. Community Law is all around the country, from Kaitāia to Rēkohu (the Chathams). We offer all sorts of free legal help, from easy-to-read information, to community workshops, to one-on-one legal help.
Family Violence Clearinghouse.
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
It’s not OK
It's not OK is a community-driven behaviour change campaign to reduce family violence in New Zealand. Its goal is to change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate any kind of family violence. This website has information for people experiencing violence, their friends, whanau, colleagues, and communities wanting to take action.
Helping people and communities with support for concerning, harmful sexual behaviour. Safe Network operates the largest community-based specialist clinical assessment and intervention service in New Zealand for those with concerning and harmful sexual behaviour.
It works with children who have problematic or concerning sexual behaviours, assisting them to learn to express themselves in healthier ways. Safe also specialises in work with adults and adolescents to address their harmful sexual behaviour, particularly towards children
Specialist services: safenetwork.org.nz/professional-services
Find out more: www.safenetwork.org.nz
Age Concern believes older people should always be respected and never abused. Find out how to get help if you are not being treated with dignity and respect.
Specialist services: ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/About_Us
Find out more: ageconcern.org.nz/ACNZPublic/Home/
Shakti Community Council is a non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of colour. It supports women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and inter-generational bonds of cultural oppression. Led by ethnic women for ethnic women, Shakti is dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights of both women and children and advocating social change.
Specialist services: shakti-international.org/shakti-nz/services-nz/
Find out more: shakti-international.org/shakti-nz/
Phone: 0800 SHAKTI (0800 742584)
24-hour multilingual Crisis Call service for women in violent and/ or abusive situations
Pasefika Proud “Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility” is a strength based approach to promoting better well being by preventing violence in Pacific families and communities.
It is about our Pacific people taking ownership of family violence with in our own families and our communities let us stand and work together to eliminate family violence.
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence is dedicated to building Rainbow communities in Aotearoa New Zealand free of partner and sexual violence.
Find out more: kahukura.co.nz/information/find-out-more/
0800 WHAT’S UP
What's Up Is a free counselling service just for children and young people.
Online for children: whatsup.co.nz/kids
Online for Young People: whatsup.co.nz/teens
Phone: 0800 9428787 Mon-Fri 1-10pm Sat-Sun 3-10pm
A collaboration of youth development organisations across the country working with young people. Their families and those supporting young people.
Phone: 0800 376633 or Text 234
Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together is the national network of those providing specialist services for sexual violence prevention and intervention.
Specialist help and support if you are a survivor of sexual violence or if you have been behaving in harmful sexual ways towards others. Help is also available if you have a loved one who has experienced or perpetrated sexual violence.
Specialist services: toah-nnest.org.nz/get-help
What is Sexual Violence: toah-nnest.org.nz/what-is-sexual-violence
Good Practice website: toahnnestgoodpractice.org
Phone: 0800 883300 National 24 hour helpline
A women’s organisation for women and their children, here to help prevent and stop family violence in New Zealand.
If you are experiencing any form of abuse in your family or your relationship, or know someone who is, there are many ways we can help you – for free, and conﬁdentially.
Specialist services: womensrefuge.org.nz/get-help/
What is Domestic Violence: womensrefuge.org.nz/domestic-violence/
Phone: 0800 REFUGE (0800 733843) 24 hours a day / 7 days a week