Our Services

Support

We provide support and information over the phone, by email, and in person to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and to their families, friends and whānau.  This includes people who are supporting a survivor or who are affected by the rape or sexual abuse of someone they know.

No appointments are necessary. Our drop-in support hours are 9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Counselling

We provide counselling at no charge to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. We can offer ACC counselling and treatment, or general counselling for those who cannot or do not wish to go through ACC.
We have fully qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists available for ACC work.

Advocacy

We are available to work alongside you in your liaison with organisations such as the police, ACC, WINZ, the courts, and medical professionals.

Information

We have resources and information packs available to send out or pick up and a comprehensive library service free for you to access from our office.

Referral

We have strong links with other service providers in Wellington, and a broad knowledge base about Wellington’s social services. If we are not the most appropriate service provider for you, we are happy to refer you to another agency. We are always happy to let you know the service options that are available to you.

Education

Wellington Rape Crisis believes that education is a vital tool in the prevention of rape and sexual abuse.
We have been providing community education in the Wellington region for nearly 30 years. We are available to do workshops and/or seminars on rape and sexual abuse.

We are part of the governing body of Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (along with Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation and WellStop) who provide primary prevention education to people of various ages and industries.

Childcare

We can offer free childcare onsite to clients when they are using our services with prior arrangement.

Who do we work with?

We are available to work with survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their family and whānau. Our definition of rape and sexual abuse is very broad and includes any form of unwanted physical, verbal, or visual sexual contact.

Our services are available to women, sex and gender minorities* this is on a purely self identification basis.  We can provide information and support for family, friends and whānau of clients regardless of gender. Some of our services staff have particular experience and training in working with those in the trans community, but we can also help people find other services if a referral is more appropriate.

We do not specialise in working with cis men, but there is both Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation and MOSAIC in Wellington who do have this expertise and we are happy to provide a referral to them.
For more information on support for cis men survivors see our resources page.

We do not work with people under the age of thirteen, but are happy to provide referral to the local agency that does.
Anyone is welcome to contact us with questions about our services.

* This includes but is not limited to people who may identify as transgender, trans women, trans feminine, trans men, trans masculine, intersex, queer, genderqueer, genderfluid, takatāpui, whakawahine, tangata ira tane, fa’afafine, mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, akava’ine, fakaleiti, fiafifine and fakafifine.

Our Gender diversity policy is currently under review but you are welcome to provide feedback on this here.