Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse provides free and confidential professional services to survivors of all people aged 16 years and over. We also support whānau/family and caregivers of survivors under the age of 16.
We provide survivor led services to survivors of both recent and historical sexual violence. We also support friends and whānau of survivors.
Our office is open 9am - 5pm weekdays. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with with one of our team, or if you would like more information.
The services we provide are:
Counselling and Therapy
Brief Intervention support with a therapist, social worker or experienced mental health practitioner
Group Art Therapy
Trauma Informed Yoga
Specialised court support service for survivors and family members or friends/supporters
Crisis support sessions during office hours or after hours via police and SAATs
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 to better respond to and prevent 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 provide feedback on the standard of service received, we warmly encourage you to do so. Your feedback is really important to us as it informs areas of improvement and contributes to the quality of services. You you can submit your feedback anonymously through our feedback contact form on our Contact Us page. Alternatively you can provide feedback through our support line, email or directly to your key worker.
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Dunbar House 21 Dunbar Street Centre City, Dunedin 9016 PO Box 5424, Dunedin