Family Violence Services

ChangeAbility offers group and individual programmes to help those affected by family violence. If you’re ready to make changes in your life, you can talk to us.

Family and whānau support services

Our Family and Whānau social workers are on hand to help and support families who have been or are currently affected by family violence. If you’re ready to make changes in your life, you can talk to us. It’s free. It’s confidential. And it might be the best thing you’ll ever do.
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Women: building respectful relationships

This programme helps women address their own issues of anger, abuse or violence that they may be facing in their lives. For some women, this anger may be related to having experienced abuse in their own lives. For others, the pressure of everyday life (money, parenting, etc) may have become too much.
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Women: living free

Abusive and violent relationships can include verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse (including making threats, name-calling, controlling who you see, put downs, hitting, imposing and unwanted sexual contact). Our ‘Women: Living Free’ programme provides support, skills and practical information to help women break free from the cycle of violence.
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Men: building respectful relationships

This programme is for men who want to build safe, trusting and respectful relationships with their partner and other important people in their lives.
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Youth services

We aim to provide a safe, friendly and non-blaming environment to help young people understand and explore the impact of violence and/or abuse in their lives.
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“A very instructive and powerful experience full of learning and insights. It has helped me to challenge my own unhelpful life assumptions.”

Sarah