HV SASH services are provided 24/7. We support women, men, adolescents, children, family and whanau affected by sexual abuse, rape, or sexual harm - current or historic. HV SASH strives to support people through each step, including:
Our team of specialist Crisis Support workers is available 24/7, free phone 0800 22 66 94. If you, or someone you know, is ready to talk, our team can assist to get the right support at the right time. Contact us anytime to find out more.
HV SASH has ACC accredited Counsellors for sensitive claims. There is also a specialist counsellor who works with family and whanau of victims.
Our Social Worker can work with you to support social needs and coordinate with other organisations and groups. This broadens our provision of support.
medical facility: located at Sexual Health Services, Cuba Street, Wellington
The fully equipped forensic medical room is staffed by qualified medical experts. HV SASH 24/7 Crisis Support Staff provide support to HV SASH clients undergoing a medical at the Wellington clinic.
other support services
Information, support and referral for victims and family/whanau on all aspects of sexual abuse, rape and sexual harm
Support for victims and family/whanau, where reporting to police is appropriate
Court support and preparation for trials
Support for forensic medical examinations by qualified medical experts in cases connected to police reporting, and those not connected to police
Support across a police interview process, a victims Video Recorded Interview (VRI)
Support preparing Victim Impact Statements
Referrals to HV SASH are welcome from any source including self-referred, through a friend, doctor, health provider or community organisation. See referral form here, or call 04 566 5517 or 0800 22 66 94, or email