24 hours 7 days a week HELPLINE

Ways we can help

Domestic violence (physical, psychological and emotional) involves taking your power and voice away through the deliberate, terrifying and traumatic acts of violence and abuse.  This is not acceptable and no one has the right to take your power or voice.  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  Call our helpline today – 0800 86 733 843 to speak with skilled, trained and experienced specialist domestic violence practitioners.

Crisis Intervention Services

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Helpline – 0800 86 733 843

24 hour – 7 days a week crisis phone line for women needing advocacy, information and support as a result of domestic violence in the home and/or community

safe house

safe house

24 hour – 7 days a week temporary safe house shelter for women and their children requiring safety and support as a result of domestic violence in the home and/or community

Support Services

We’re not just a safe house for women, we offer wrap around support through other services to get you the best help to live free of violence and keep you and children safe.

community

Residential and Community based and outreach advocacy, information and support with Police, lawyers, courts, Work and Income New Zealand, Doctors, Immigration and Oranga Tamariki etc

referrals

Referrals to counselors, lawyers, doctors, support groups, accommodation providers and Domestic Violence service providers and agencies

children

Children who witness Family violence ‘Tamariki Ora’ (Ministry of Justice) program and Kaupapa Maori program for women with Protection Order from the Family Court

agencies

Community education, training and awareness workshops, presentations, seminars, wananga and discussions with families, schools, workplaces, service clubs, agencies, iwi, providers, hauora, clubs, businesses, and professionals etc

SAFETY PLANS

If you’re thinking of leaving or are helping family or friends prepare to leave make a safety plan.

There are suggestions on the Safety Plan page which can help you decide what needs to be considered when making your plan and may prompt other ideas on how to keep women and children safe long term.

HELPFUL LINKS

There’s a lot of organisations and groups available to help people wanting to live free from violence.

Visit our Helpful Links page to see a list of these groups that can help people living with domestic violence now and who’ve experienced it and other forms of abuse in the past.

Video sourced from Women’s Refuge New Zealand