START is an organisation that provides early intervention, counselling and support for children, youth and adults and their families who have experienced sexual violence or other trauma. Our focus is providing accessible, integrated services based on best practice. START also provides education about sexual violence and other trauma to the wider community.
START offers specialist and professional sexual abuse counselling. This is free to service users wherever possible. HOURS: Monday 9am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm. START also provides support to whanau.
START provides family work services and support to whanau free of charge, alongside victim counselling.
START provides consultation regarding sexual abuse issues to members of both the general and professional community free of charge.
START provides low cost educational workshops regarding concerns of sexual abuse to members of the professional and general community.
START is committed to client confidentiality however this is limited when we have safety concerns. This means that if START becomes aware of situations where children, young persons or adults are at risk appropriate action will be taken.