Delivering a safe and professional service supporting our clients' transition from victims to survivors
Our service was established in 1982, originally known as Hutt Rape Counselling Network, changing our name to Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support and Healing in 2017. Our service covers Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt communities and supports women, men and children affected by sexual abuse, rape, or sexual harm.
Compassion - we offer comfort, care and understanding to victims at a vital time in their lives
Dignity - we respect the courage of all our victims and their families/whanau
Professional - we provide high quality sensitive services that meet individual victim needs following their trauma
Recognised and Respected - we are recognised by clients, peers, stakeholders and government agencies as a highly respected agency delivering appropriate and valued services to our victims
Our latest strategic plan for the period 2020 - 2023 is here.
The HV SASH board is made up of volunteers who are committed to ensuring anyone in the Hutt Valley needing support for any sort of sexual abuse, rape, or sexual harm assault has access to free professional, caring services.
current employment opportunities
HV SASH currently has the following vacancies:
crisis support volunteers - HV SASH after-hours team of specialist crisis support workers provide crisis support to our communities.
The team cover on call shifts on a casual roster, an on-call allowance is provided, find out more here
contract counsellors - HV SASH needs to contract additional counsellor/counsellors to be providers of specialist counselling to sexual abuse victims under the ACC ISSC programme, find out more here
social worker - HV SASH needs to contract an ACC approved Social Worker to work with the HV SASH team to support HV SASH victims and their family/whanau, find out more here
privacy and effectiveness
The privacy and effectiveness of our service to victims is of critical importance to us. We work to keep services available when they are most needed in a quiet and confidential environment. If you have any privacy concerns or would like to provide feedback on any part of the service please contact the operations manager:
email: phone: 04 566 5517