For services for women

call 09 422 2102 (Warkworth)

call 09 427 4317(Hibiscus Coast)

 

Or text your name to

021 023 20297

and we will call you back

For service for children & youth

call 09 422 2102 (Warkworth)

call 09 427 4317 (Hibiscus Coast)

 

Or text your name to

021 651 782

and we will call you back

For services for men

call 09 425 8130 (Warkworth)

call 09 427 4318 (Hibiscus Coast)

 

Or text your name to

022 152 4186

and we will call you back

Abuse Prevention Services gratefully acknowledges the support from:

NZ Lotteries, COGS, Ministry of Social Development (Oranga Tamariki), Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections, Foundation North, NZ Post,

Mahurangi Community Trading Post, Pub Charity and Blue Sky

Safety Services and Strengthening Safety Services

Many women experience abuse in their relationships with their husband, partner or family member. This abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial.

 

Our Safety Services Programme is designed specifically for women experiencing abuse.

Living free

Our women facilitators are trained and authorised. They are experienced in working with issues that affect women's lives.

They offer skills and information relating to:

  • abuse

  • power and control

  • anger awareness

  • education

  • self esteem

  • self awareness

  • parenting

  • communication

  • stress management

  • support and information

and much more.

Who attends?

Women who ...

  • are currently in an abusive relationship and need support to make positive, safe changes in their lives

  • have been in an abusive relationship in the past and wish to heal from those experiences and not repeat them

  • grew up in an abusive household and would like to understand and grow.

Women of all ages, cultural backgrounds and walks of life can find help, support and encouragement in a confidential environment run by women for women.

How it works

  • it is a group programme

  • it runs for 10 weeks

  • it runs throughout the year

  • a creche may be available

  • each group is run by two trained facilitators

  • each session runs from 9.30am to 12pm

  • individual programmes available in some circumstances

 

The Family Court funds those with a Protection Order

Programme content

You are not alone, you are not to blame, and life can be different.

 

We provide you with a kete of tools and techniques to help you make positive changes in your life.

 

Our programme will enable you to ...

  • understanding family violence and its effects on you and your children

  • understanding the cycle of abuse

  • understanding power and control issues in a relationship

  • learning healthy relating and how to move towards equality

  • parenting children who have experienced abuse

  • self-care and personal boundaries

  • anger awareness techniques

  • healthy communications techniques

       Discussions are held in complete confidence.

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