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Together we can be strong

30,864 people supported

We help put victims of crime and trauma in control of restoring their lives

Who we are

Victim Support is an independent incorporated society that provides a free 24 / 7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. Volunteers are at the heart of our service.

What we do

Our free service provides emotional and practical support, information, referral to other support services and advocacy for the rights of victims. This support helps victims find strength, hope and safety in the face of grief and trauma at what may be the worst time of their life.

We need you

Our work is carried out by highly trained front line volunteer Support workers. Our governing body is made up of representatives from 33 Local Group Committees who are also volunteers. We can only keep our 24 / 7 service free with the ongoing help of our community. Would you like to be involved?

Latest news and events
New phone system launched

In June our Contact Service took the first phone call on Victim Support’s new phone service.  The cloud-based system, that will receive around 7,000 a month, brings a multitude of service improvements: significantly quicker answering speeds utilising ‘call queues’ computer controlled phone which integrates with......

Vital support for the people of Canterbury

Today, The Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem Charitable Trust will make the first of three yearly donations of $10,000 to Victim Support for its work supporting the people of Canterbury as they continue to contend with the emotional and physical after-effects of natural disasters.......

Voice – March 2015

Our latest newsletter covers… meet our longest serving volunteer, Sonia Wilson new storyline for Shortland Street an act of understanding supporting diversity community heroes.   Read more                  ...