Voices of Lived Experience

Success stories from children, women and men who have overcome family violence with the support of Aviva:

Women's Stories

Watch and listen to April's story. April is a Peer Support Specialist with Aviva, and spoke at our 40th anniversary and rebrand event in 2013.

Read how Karen became safer with Shine safe@home after leaving an obsessive relationship 

Read Kim's story - leaving a marriage at 40 and starting over with nothing

Read Gemma's story and how after 15 years she became violence-free

Read how Lynda got her love of life back after years with a controlling partner

Read Haley's story and how she finally made the move to leave a violent situation

Read how Vanessa and her children left behind years of manipulation and psychological abuse

Read how a No Interest Loan helped Jessie get back on her feet.

Read how Peer Support Specialists, April and Sharon, are adding lived experience to their resumes

Men's Stories

Watch and listen to Brian's story. Brian is an ambassador for the White Ribbon campaign and spoke at our 40th anniversary and rebrand event in 2013.

Read Paul's story and how ReachOut supported him to deal with his anger - for the sake of his family and for himself

Read Cameron's story of facing up to family violence with support of the ReachOut programme

Children's Stories

Read about 11 year old Cathy's brighter future following her experience in the Tamariki Programme

Read how Richard and Anthony "changed 100%"