About Us

Quick Facts

  • Tauranga Women’s Refuge is a women centred and Not for Profit community organisation established 17 June 1980 to provide a safe place for women and their children needing a safe place as result of Domestic Violence (Physical, emotional and psychological).


  • Tauranga Women’s Refuge is an Incorporated Society (Collective) that employs a Manager to manage services to women their children, families and whanau. These services are provided by a dedicated team of skilled, trained, experienced and qualified Domestic Violence practitioners, Advocates and/or Social Workers.


  • Tauranga Women’s Refuge receives approximately 38 percent of total funding from Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Justice to provide a 24 hour Crisis Phone Line, Safe House shelter, Community based advocacy, information, education, awareness services and programs, free counselling, Kaupapa Maori Women’s and Children’s program and Whanau Protect (a safe at home service).


  • Tauranga Women’s Refuge receives approximately 62 percent of total funding from the generosity and goodwill of philanthropic, fundraising, sponsorship, funding support from local service clubs, gaming trusts, local government, businesses and fundraising groups
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