Domestic violence is a serious crime. Nobody has the right to abuse you physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially.
You may experience:
• Name calling or put downs
• Enforced isolation from family or friends
• Witholding of money
• Actual or threatened physical harm
• Sexual assault

In a crisis situation your safety is vital. None of the following is essential, but if you are planning to leave you should consider the following:
• Identification
• Birth certificates
• Money/bank books/credit cards
• Keys – house/car/office
• Driver’s license/registration
• Mortgage payment receipts
• Change of clothes and toiltries
• Passports/visas/work permits
• House deeds
• Insurance papers
• Address book
• Children’s favourite toys

We talk about family violence in our clinic so please feel safe in knowing that you can talk to us.

Other services that can help you or someone you know

Police 111 www.police.govt.nz/advice/family-violence/help
Shine 0508 744 633 www.2shine.org.nz (you can hide your visit to this site on your browser)
Women’s Refuge 0800 733 843 www.womensrefuge.org.nz (you can hide your visit to this site on your browser)
It’s not OK 0800 456 450 www.areyouok.org.nz (you can hide your visit to this site on your browser)
Ministry of Justice www.justice.govt.nz/family-justice/domestic-violence