Support & Advocacy

decisionDOVE Hawkes Bay is committed to ensuring its community is free of violence.  To  support this DOVE provides an advocacy and support service that will assist people who are/have been experiencing violence to manage their day-to-day obligations in a way that meets their needs and their family’s needs.

DOVE Hawkes Bay acknowledges the complexities of relationships and will work with you:

  • To build trust
  • Support you to reach your goals
  • Provide education to understand the impact of violence on your life
  • Understand what a healthy relationship looks like
  • Provide day to day support around life’s challenges
  • Support you when working with other professionals


A qualified Social Worker can:

  • Assist you to work with other providers already working with you and your family
  • Support you in applying for Protection  Orders and in working with lawyers
  • Support you when dealing with the Police around domestic violence
  • Support you at professional meetings