Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP works with survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau – of any age, gender, sexuality or ethnicity. We provide a 24 hour support line, social work and counselling services for anyone who has experienced rape or sexual abuse, or who is concerned about a friend or family member. We have been working with survivors of sexual abuse in the Wellington region since 1985, and in Porirua since 2005. We also cover the Kāpiti coast. HELP is a charitable trust which relies on government and philanthropic grants for its operation, as well as donations from the public.
Our Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Wellington HELP recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to developing a culturally appropriate way of working with Māori agencies, staff and clients. We are committed to ongoing learning in this area.
A world free from sexual violence.
We help individuals, whānau and communities affected by sexual abuse move from surviving to thriving. We do this through:
our 24/7 support line
counselling and other therapies
cooperation and collaboration with other service providers, both government and non government, and the wider community.
Our work is underpinned by the following values:
respect - we value, respect and embrace the diversity in our community
accessibility - we work to ensure our services are accessible to all
integrity - we operate with integrity with ourselves, our clients and our community
accountability - we seek to be transparent and accountable in the work we do for our clients and our community
collaboration - we recognise the need to work collaboratively with our community and our clients and maintain clear and open channels of communication
In all our practices, HELP asserts that anyone who has experienced any form of sexual abuse has the right to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect. To be informed of, and have access to local assistance, counselling, health and welfare services.