About Us

ARCS Manawatū provides services to children, adolescents and adults who are survivors of sexual violence and to their whānau. We work across all gender, sexuality, ethnicity and cultural identities and offer a range of support services, whether the abuse occurred recently or some time ago. The abuse does not need to have been reported to access our services.

Sexual violence is anything sexual without consent.  This includes sexual intercourse, sexual kissing and touching, sending sexual messages or images, and forcing someone to watch a sexual act.  Sexual violence can also be called sexual abuse or sexual harm.

ARCS Manawatū is an incorporated society and registered charity.