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.


Quick Facts

  • Tauranga Womens Refuge is a women centred and not for profit community organization working with communities to support women and their children affected by Domestic Violence
  • Tauranga Womens Refuge is a Incorporated Society (218587) whose members Elizabeth Ross, Terangi Bartlett, Hazel Hape, Gillian Robertson, Kereama Taihia and Paula Coker are responsible for the overall governance on behalf of women and their children affected by Domestic Violence
  • Tauranga Womens 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 Programmes, Whanau Protect (a safe at home service).
  • Tauranga Women’s Refuge services staff are Angela Warren-Clark (Manager), Wendy Bryan (Advocate), Janice Giles (Counsellor), Robyn Wilson (Advocate), Leoni Cairns (Children’s & Women’s Program Facilitator), Liz Flaherty (Whanau Protect Advocate) and Sheryl Atkins (Admin Support).
  • Tauranga Womens 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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