Auckland Sexual Abuse Help is the 24 hour crisis service for those who report rape or sexual violence in Auckland. Unless the NZ government does something urgently to provide proper funding to keep this service operating, it will close in January - less than a month from now, after 30 years providing professional counselling and support to rape and sexual violence survivors. Members of the public can make the government hear how important this service is by letting the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Justice know they need to take responsibility for keeping this crucial service open, and funding it properly.
Save the 24 hour crisis line - speak up in support of Help for sexual violence survivors.
Send a message about why signed the petition directly to John Key on facebook here: http://on.fb.me/vaQ30r
And join the Facebook group to help stop the closure https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/300554253318529/
Auckland Sexual Abuse Help is the only 24 hour crisis service for those reporting rape or sexual violence. Unless the NZ government does something urgently it will close in January - less than a month from now, leaving rape and sexual violence survivors in Auckland with no one to call.
Keeping this service open costs less than $400,000 a year. Surely the 10,000 women and children who access this service annually in Auckland are worth that, Prime Minister.
Please take action to stop the closure. Save the 24 hour crisis line and support sexual violence survivors.