Ā Mātou Ratonga – Our Services

We are ready to help when you need us.  We are aware that no two survivors have the same experience, and we strive to provide help that respects the differences amongst us.  We can walk with you on your road to recovery, providing appropriate and sensitive support for not only survivors of sexual violence, but also their whānau and friends.

Mahi Tauwhiro – Social Work
Our social work service provides emotional support, advocacy and information for survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau.  This can include information on legal and medical processes and other resources available in the community.  We can support survivors at medical and police appointments or appointments with other agencies.  We also offer support to survivors and their whānau through court processes.

Mahi Tohuora – Counselling
Our counsellors provide specialist therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual abuse and their whānau. The counselling service can help to understand the complex ways in which abuse may have affected life and relationships, provide a place to explore responses to the abuse, and develop new skills and resources.

Kerēme ACC Whakauaua – ACC Sensitive Claims Therapy
ARCS Manawatū is a supplier of ACC Sensitive Claims services. We have a number of providers who deliver therapeutic services under ACC Sensitive Claims funding. There are also services available to whānau.

Akoranga Hapori – Community Education
ARCS delivers and supports a variety of education initiatives in the community on sexual violence prevention, issues and supporting survivors. We are available to provide workshops and seminars. 

For more information on any of the services listed here please contact us.

Every mountain range

Has a pass,

Every peak a valley,

Every ridge a root.

With you, I will find my way

Round rocks and

Via valleys

Until the vista opens up

Once more,

And I stand


On top of the world


Which way next?

Adapted from Another Mountain Range, Author uknown