After over 10 years in the Queen Street building, CAPS will now have two offices in Thames, one in Queen Street and one in Mary Street. The new office will be at 200 Mary Street in the carpark behind the Civic Centre.
CAPS Hauraki will also be launching a new Sexual Abuse Support Service which will offer support and information to people in the Hauraki and Thames/Coromandel regions.
General Manager Jo Taylor says “with around 1 in 4 people experiencing sexual violence in our region, it is important that people have access to specialist sexual abuse support. We are really excited to be able to provide this new service for the community.”
The Sexual Abuse Support Service has come about as a result of the input and lobbying of many local services and individuals who had identified a gap in services for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
The new service will offer a 24/7 helpline which will run through the national Rape Crisis phone line 0800 88 33 00. If people call from a landline, they just need to select 2 to get to access CAPS Hauraki helpline staff. If calling from a mobile, select 3 then 2.
The service will also offer support for survivors going through Police and Medical systems as well as crisis counselling and support. Text (027 732 7000) and email support (firstname.lastname@example.org ) are also available during business hours.
The new premises in Mary Street will offer a range of services including the sexual abuse support services. We are hoping the community will come to the new building to access any support or information about our services.