The Harbour is a New Zealand-based web-portal that hopes to address all community members affected by sexual abuse or offending, their families and whanau. Jointly developed by SAFE, HELP and Rape Prevention Education, funded by the Lottery Grants Board and supported by the FACS, The Harbour aims at becoming a trusted resource and a point of hope for people currently living the ripple effects of harmful sexual behaviour.\n\n
Prior to The Harbour, if a person who has been harmed or is causing harm were to go to the web to find a pathway into education or treatment, there is not one point of entry in New Zealand by which they can access support or advice. A core issue in sexual abuse is the fact that it is more often than not secret or hidden. Also, those who are causing harm, those who are being harmed, and their families/whanau are usually woven together, either as part of the same family, or as part of the same community.\n\n
While this new hub serves as an anchor to help people recover from sexual abuse, ultimately, we want to take people on a new journey to help them transcend their experience.\n\n
Our hope is for The Harbour to become a beacon of hope for you, and for you to know that your experience will not define who you will be.