Aviva’s 50th Annual Appeal!

For our 50th appeal, if you make a donation online between 24 April and 7 May, your donation will be DOUBLED!

"I'm in my first healthy relationship"

When Bethany first came to Aviva, she and her son were homeless and living with an abusive person out of desperation. Two years on, life looks a lot different for them both.

A night to remember!

Last week, we marked a very special occasion, with some of the most wonderful people we could wish for. To everyone who came and shared in our evening of reflection, commemoration, celebration and Aroha, marking 50 years of mahi, THANK YOU.

From court support to care packages – helping people heal after sexual harm

Aviva is well known for our family violence services. But what many people don’t realise is that for the last decade, we have been supporting ever increasing numbers of people who have experienced sexual harm. Now these people make up around 50% of our overall client numbers. So, what does this work look like?

Aviva's 50th Celebration - tickets available now!

2023 marks 50 years since we opened our doors as Christchurch Women's Refuge. Our foundation in 1973 was the beginning of the family violence refuge movement and changed the social landscape of New Zealand permanently.  

We're inviting all those who have journeyed with us for the last 50 years, supporters, workers and clients, to join us in celebrating this vital mahi. 

"There should be no shame in experiencing violence; it could happen to anyone"

When Jody came to Aviva, she and her three kids were going through a really difficult time. A year later, they are feeling safer. Jody tells her story.