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Tuesday 25 June 2019   This week Victim Support prepares to announce plans for the last distribution of donated funds to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Victim Support Chief Executive Kevin Tso states: “I want to thank the victims for their bravery, their......

The public continue to show their empathy and support for those affected by the Christchurch mosque attacks with another $169 thousand pledged to Victim Support’s Givealittle page in the past three weeks alone, taking the total to almost $10.7 million. Victim Support would like to......

What are the criteria for receiving the money and who is eligible? All donations will be used to provide support and resources for people directly affected by the shootings and their family members. The victims have many needs, some financial, some for other forms of......

For the past 30 years our sole purpose has been to bring emotional, financial and practical support to victims.  We are committed to this service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Victim Support is an independent charitable organisation which offers free practical......

Thank you for the wonderful support and inquiries we’ve been receiving in the wake of March 15. To help you gain a better understanding of Victim Support, we have put together some key facts, information about our history of supporting victims, and our contact details......

Here is the latest update from our Chief Executive Kevin Tso to media this morning. Good Morning, Before I go further I want to take a few moments to provide some context around Victim Support’s role and the services we provide to victims. Victim Support......

Victim Support has begun making emergency payments to Christchurch Mosque victims and families with money generously donated from the public, in addition to funds available through the Ministry of Justice’s Victim Assistance Scheme administered by Victim Support. Victim Support encourages the families of the deceased,......

Victim Support has now received over $6 million through its online Givealittle campaign, launched in support of victims affected by Friday’s shootings in Christchurch.   “This is an unprecedented fundraising response to an unprecedented tragedy in New Zealand and we thank everybody who has donated,” said Victim......

Firstly,  thank you to everyone who contacted us to ask questions about our Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders and the world and thank everyone who has given so far. To help answer some of your questions......

Thank you to everyone who contacted us to ask questions about our Christchurch Shooting Victims’ Fund. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders and the world and thank everyone who has given so far. We’ve updated our Givealittle page to provide as......

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult in any circumstance, but loss to suicide brings complex emotions, trauma, and risks which require specialised support. “When we get a referral, we are able to activate support for whanau quickly and ascertain their support needs”, says Kiri,......

Aroha tragically lost her daughter Jacinta to suicide in 2015. Aroha’s words reflect the truly terrible impact a suicide has. Thank you Aroha for sharing your story with us. My contact with Victim Support has not stopped and it has been 44 months since my......

At the end of 2018, Victim Support was proud to launch a new pilot programme to enable volunteer support workers to register with Victim Support to work solely with those affected by suicide. The programme makes it easier for people with the right skills to get involved......

The majority of serious crime victims lack faith in the justice system and feel justice was not served in their case, according to new research released by Victim Support. Victim Support released preliminary findings from the study at the two-day Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata Safe......