Auckland 24/7 sexual violence crisis service wins reprieve
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Auckland 24/7 sexual violence
crisis service wins reprieve
sexual violence 24/7 telephone crisis line, is happy to
report that interim funding has been secured for the vital
frontline 24/7 sexual violence crisis service for the people
"We are overjoyed that our community
rallied around to assist in our hour of need and to show
they truly value the work that our hard working team of
trained professionals provides," said crisis services
manager Aimee Stockenstroom.
"If government funding
cuts had gone through, thousands would have been stranded
without specialist crisis support at what is unfortunately
one of the busiest times of year for rape crisis
"We look forward to longer term funding
discussions, and we will report back to our public on their
progress. We welcome the development of proposals for the
long term funding of this vital sector in Aotearoa,"
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