Aviva ( Formerly Christchurch Women's Refuge)
Everyone deserves to live free from violence. Aviva supports people of any age, gender, sexuality or experience of violence to not only become safe, but begin a journey toward a fulfilling, violence-free life. It is never too early or too late to seek support.
Aviva is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We provide specialist services to support people to live a life free from family and sexual violence, and overcome their enduring harms. Every year, we supported over 1200 children, young people and adults across Canterbury, and respond to over 4000 phone calls to our emergency line.