Funding for HELP’s 24/7 Crisis Support Services has been drastically reduced which means that survivors won’t be able to receive the support they need.  Join us in raising public awareness around HELP’s essential services and help us gain the support we need to keep our services running!

 How You Can HELP – It’s been a big few months for Shortland Street’s Shavaughn Ruakere.

Press release 7 Dec 2012 Funding solution for Auckland Sexual Abuse Helpline – Funding solution for Auckland Sexual Abuse Helpline – Minister’s back down a victory for community action – Funding for sexual abuse helpline 

News Talk ZB – Vital abuse helpline secures govt support

Maggie’s Story

Soroptimist International Supports HELP Auckland

Amazon News Media – HELP! Cuts to Auckland’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Line

9 News – Crisis Hits Sexual Abuse Helpline as Funding Runs Out

Central Leader – Hotline crisis as ‘terrible mistake’ imminent

Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children – Join the FLASHMOB – Sexual abuse helpline needs help

Video – Good Morning Interview with Shavaughn Ruakere – Sexual abuse victims failed by Government

Video – Funding Cut for Sex Abuse Services

Video – Rape HELPline Service Cuts Hours – Outcry over sexual abuse helpline cutbacks – Rape helpline service cuts hours –  ‘Drastic cuts’ to services for sexual assault victims –Rape crisis line forced to cut staff

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Media Release – HELPline left high and dry

 Crisis Support Services PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2012 –Emergency Services for Sexual Assault Will Be Reduced – 15 October 2012 – Sexual Abuse HELPline Could Close

PSA Media Release – PSA MEDIA RELEASE – Government allows valuable community services to run down

 The Aucklander – HELP Foundation phone services to be cut – Rape Services May Be Cut Over Funding – Help for Rape Victims Under Threat

TVNZ Breakfast News – Reports on Funding Shortfall

NZWomensWeekly – Shavaughn Ruakere’s street terror

Jupiter’s Justice Services Story

Funding gives sexual violence crisis services in the community the HELP they need

Sexual abuse: Push for change in sex trials

  • Write a letter to the Prime Minister conveying how important HELP’s Crisis Support Services are!
  • Write a letter to your local MP to make them aware of HELP’s funding crisis!
  • Write a letter to your local newspaper to help spread the word!

Please use these suggestions to compose your own letter