Welcome to 'Aviva'

On Friday 10 May 2013, the agency founded in 1973 as Christchurch Women's Refuge became Aviva.

Why the change? Now that we support women, children and men to live violence-free lives, whether together or apart, we needed a new name that was more relevant and accessible to all of our clients, wherever they are on their journey. And we absolutely wanted one that expresses positivity, potential and our passionate belief that a new life, free from family violence is possible for everyone, with the right support.

We think Aviva does that. ‘Live’ (viva) is at our new brand’s core and supporting people to live safe, fulfilling lives is at the heart of who we are as an agency.

Our name has changed but what hasn’t changed is the dedicated support we offer you and your family. 

You can like us as Aviva Families on Facebook

Watch and listen to our rebrand story