About Us


Tauranga Women’s Refuge has been providing advocacy, information and support to women and their children experiencing Domestic Violence (physical, psychological and emotional) since 1980 in the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty districts.


Quick Facts

  • Tauranga Women Refuge is a women centered and not for profit community organization working with communities to support women and their children affected by Domestic Violence (Physical, emotional and psychological).
  • Tauranga Women Refuge is a Incorporated Society (218587) that was established 20 June 1980.  The Society (Collective) is governed and administered by a dedicated group of Collective members who meet the last Monday of each month to review, monitor and evaluate the organisations capacity and capability.
  • Tauranga Women Refuge employs a Manager responsible for day to day services, operations and support services that are provided by specialist, skilled, trained, experienced and qualified Domestic Violence practitioners, Advocates and Social Workers.
  • Tauranga Women Refuge receives funding from Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice and other government agencies, Non Governmental Organisations and Community Groups to provide 24 hour – 7 days Crisis Line, Safe House shelter, Community based advocacy, information, education, awareness services and programs, free counselling, Kaupapa Maori Women’s and Children’s Programs, Whanau Protect (a safe at home service).
  • Tauranga Women Refuge also receives philanthropic, fundraising, sponsorship, funding and support from the generosity and goodwill of local service clubs, gaming trusts, local government, businesses, churches, schools and fundraising groups.
crisisline phone 07 541 1911 or 0800 86 733843
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