Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse provides free and confidential services to survivors of any gender from the age of 16 years and over.
We provide services to survivors of both recent and historical sexual violence. We also provide services to friends and whānau of survivors who may also need support.
Our office is open 9am - 5pm weekdays. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with a social worker, support worker or counsellor, or for more information.
The services we provide are:
Face-to-face support and crisis support sessions during office hours
Support at the hospital, police station and law courts
Education - we provide sexual violence prevention education for young people in secondary schools, aged 14 years and over. This includes the option of scheduled education sessions as requested
Consultancy - we also provide workshops to community groups and external organisations regarding preventing and responding to sexual violence
Referrals to other agencies.
24/7 emergency response and support with police procedures*
24/7 support for forensic procedures, including support for survivors accessing acute medical care following sexual abuse/assault*
*Please note that after hours (24/7) crisis support is initiated through local police and the Sexual Assault Assessment Treatment Service (SAATS) who will contact our service when survivors request support outside of our office hours.
Please contact us to enquire about any of these services.
If you have used our services and wish to comment to us on the standard of service you felt you received, we warmly encourage you to do so. Your feedback is really important to us, and you can submit your feedback anonymously. You will find a feedback contact form on our Contact Us page.
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Dunbar House 21 Dunbar Street Centre City, Dunedin 9016 PO Box 5424, Dunedin