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Updated: 25 March 2020 We know that you are already dealing with a significant amount of stress, and now anxiety around the current COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences is being added to it. Victim Support remains committed to minimising the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on......

In the hours and days that followed the Christchurch terror attacks, many Victim Support staff and volunteers were quick to put their hands up to travel to Christchurch to support victims and their families as well as witnesses. The overwhelming response from the wider Victim......

For every Police response that requires support, every victim seeking guidance, or weary support worker who needs to debrief, the Victim Support Contact Service will take that call. The team is small, just 14 staff rostered with no more than six at any one time......

In the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks, Victim Support launched an unprecedented effort to provide support and guidance to the victims. One of those who volunteered to travel to Christchurch was Fred, a support worker based in the Wairarapa Region. One year on, Fred......

Three days after the Christchurch terror attacks, Sean Edwards landed in Christchurch to begin his role supporting the victims. Based with his family in Auckland, Sean works full-time in banking and volunteers as a support worker. Because of his training as a homicide support worker,......

Shortly following the March 15 Christchurch terror attacks, Victim Support management put out the call asking who would be willing to travel to Christchurch to help support the victims. Auckland-based support worker, Deborah Du Toit, immediately put her hand up. “My initial thoughts were that......

Victim Support’s vital role in natural disaster recovery came into play immediately following the tragic Whakaari/White Island eruption. Support Workers were deployed to a cruise ship, Tauranga Hospital and a local tour company along with making visits to affected families as more details came to hand.......

Volunteer support workers from Victim Support are ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference. Maria and Fred are part of a small group of volunteers working in the Wairarapa. Maria, a volunteer for almost five years says, “we come from all walks of life; nursing,......

Victim Support has a dedicated team of highly trained Support Workers deployed to this tragedy. They are on the ground in Whakatane where they are stationed at the emergency headquarters and the welfare centre at Whakatane Library. We have Support Workers in Tauranga stationed at......

Good in the Hood is the ultimate in keeping it local and being charitable. Instead of someone in head office deciding what great charitable organisation to support, Z’s people on the ground choose the groups they’d like to get behind. This year, 38 Z service......

(Pictured: Victim Support Researcher, Dr Petrina Hargrave) The justice system must move beyond a “tick-box” culture and begin offering genuine justice for victims, according to research released by Victim Support today. The key message from Victim Support’s research Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences......

Karen McLeay, Acting Chief Executive for Victim Support, says the true impacts of New Zealand’s growing suicide numbers run much deeper than today’s suicide statistics show. “The unseen victims of suicide are the mums, dads, nannas, grandads, kids, moko, and whanau left behind. “For every......

This “Christchurch special edition” of Voice – Winter 2019, is dedicated to the victims and community impacted by the Christchurch terror attacks. We share stories of kindness, hope and bravery – but most importantly – we give victims the opportunity to share their voice. Read:......

Victim Support says research released today shows it’s time to take action and put victims at the heart of the justice system. Karen McLeay, Victim Support Acting Chief Executive, said the results of Chief Victims’ Advisor Dr Kim McGregor’s research, Strengthening the Criminal Justice System......

What are the criteria for receiving the money and who is eligible? All donations will be used to provide support and resources for people directly affected by the shootings and their family members. The victims have many needs, some financial, some for other forms of......

For the past 30 years our sole purpose has been to bring emotional, financial and practical support to victims.  We are committed to this service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Victim Support is an independent charitable organisation which offers free practical......

Thank you for the wonderful support and inquiries we’ve been receiving in the wake of March 15. To help you gain a better understanding of Victim Support, we have put together some key facts, information about our history of supporting victims, and our contact details......

Here is the latest update from our Chief Executive Kevin Tso to media this morning. Good Morning, Before I go further I want to take a few moments to provide some context around Victim Support’s role and the services we provide to victims. Victim Support......

Victim Support has now received over $6 million through its online Givealittle campaign, launched in support of victims affected by Friday’s shootings in Christchurch.   “This is an unprecedented fundraising response to an unprecedented tragedy in New Zealand and we thank everybody who has donated,” said Victim......