What we do

Aviva is the name and face of what was Christchurch Women's Refuge.

At Aviva, we help individuals and families to become - and stay - free of violence. We work with children, women and men, giving each person the support they need, when they need it, to become safe and live free of family violence.

All our services are headed by qualified staff and may be supported by individuals who have undergone their own journeys of change. We offer a non-judgemental, caring space where we help people first to become safe, and then to flourish.