AVIVA (FAMILY AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES)

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Telephone
(03) 378 3847
Freephone
0800 2848 2669
Email
Postal Address
PO Box 24161
Address
The Loft, Level 1 , Eastgate Shopping Centre, 20 Buckleys Road,
Christchurch,
8462
Modified
13 August 2018

Aviva recognises the potential of every person to overcome family violence. We support individuals and families/whanau living in Canterbury to not only become safe, but begin a journey towards a fulfilling, violence-free life. Central to all of our work is your personal safety and the safety of your children.

Family violence can manifest itself as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse. It can affect anyone; no socio-economic group, age or culture is immune.

We have evolved a unique range of services which we believe enables children, young people, women and men to overcome the violence in their lives and create happier, safer and healthier futures. Our currently include:

  • 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669), a free phone line for anyone needing safety, information or advice 24 hours a day
  • Individual support for women, children and men and help accessing other agencies or services
  • Family safety planning
  • Access to Ministry of Justice approved education programmes for women, men and children
  • Shine safe@home which improves the physical security of the homes of those who are at highest risk of repeat family violence
  • ReachOut specialist support for men who have caused family violence
  • Specialist peer support from those who have overcome family violence to others on their own journey. Peer support training is also available for those who wish to support others in their own community
  • No and low interest loans for those who are on a low income and cannot access mainstream finance
  • Community development, education and training
  • Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC; provided in partnership with START) provides 24/7 support for adult victims of recent or historic rape and/or sexual assault.

Aviva's services are delivered by compassionate, professionally qualified Aviva Family Support Workers who understand family violence and the challenges you are facing. They are passionate about supporting you and your family/whanau to become safe and begin a life free from violence. Wherever you are on your journey to a violence-free life, we can support you to take the next step.

Support Line: 24 hours

Community Room 9:00am - 5:00pm