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Abuse Prevention Services assists families in the wider Rodney/Hibiscus Coast areas who are affected by family violence or abuse to heal from trauma and make positive changes to their lives through education and support
Established in 1994, Abuse Prevention Services Inc (APS) is a Rodney based incorporated society offering educational programmes and counselling support to perpetrators and victims of domestic violence and abuse. This work is carried out in collaboration with other social services in our area with the vision that all people in Rodney/Hibiscus Coast are living in an abuse free society.
Our clients come from Wellsford in the north, Helensville in the west, Warkworth and surrounds in the east, and Orewa and Hibiscus Coast in the south.
We are approved by, and have contracts with the Ministry of Justice (since 1996) and Ministry for Children – Oranga Tamariki (previously Ministry of Social Development), (since 1998). Referrals come from many community and statutory agencies as well as self-referrals.