Where to go for help

Refuge organisations are the mainstay of domestic violence assistance and education in NZ. It’s a very political field, dominated by two major providers, and most refuge organisations are affiliated to the IWRCNZ (Independent Women’s Refuge Collective NZ) – some are not. Regardless, all struggle with funding and I have always said: give your money to your local refuge organisations. If you want a comprehensive list of affiliated refuge organisations, that would be HERE

This is NOT  a comprehensive list, but it is a list of refuge organisations that I either have a personal relationship with or that I have talked to, and it works from North to South.

 

I have also listed organisations that I rate and that people have found more effective, or suitable at that moment in their lives,  than traditional routes. I have included crisis line numbers if you need help, and if you don’t, I have included donation links. Handy.

Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Inc:  Kaitaia
Facebook

Grace Hill-Lydiard (Admin)
t: 09 408 2946
09 576 6551

http://www.wtho.org.nz
e: admin@wtho.org.nz

Donate now!

 

Te Puna O Te Aroha (Whangarei)

Crisis (09) 437 2127
Office (09) 437 2127

 

Rodney Women’s Refuge (Hestia)
Website

Crisis Line:  0800321361

Kia Timata Ano Trust (Kumeu and districts)

09 4119394

Ana: 021842917 (crisis line)

Tu Wāhine Trust (West Auckland)

Provide support to wāhine through counselling, therapy, support with court appearances etc

09 838 8700

admin@tuwahine.org.nz

 

Eastern Refuge Society (East Auckland) 

Rhonda (manager)

http://www.ewr.org.nz/

T: 09 576 6551

0800REFUGE (crisis line)

Inner City Women’s Group (Grey Lynn, Papatoetoe) 

http://www.innercitywomensgroup.org.nz/

09 360 4933

09 279 8727

tammy@icwg.org.nz

Donate:

Name: Inner City Group for Women
ASB Bank 12-3012-0760991-00

 

Te Whanau Rangimariē (South Auckland)

Annetta (refuge)

Kara (admin)

https://www.twr.org.nz/

(09) 275-1230

(09) 390-1283 (refuge phone)

Give now!

 

Te Whariki Manawahine O Hauraki – Hauraki Women’s Refuge 

Crisis Line 24/7 : 0800 868 3132
Office : 07 868 8475
Email : reception@hauraki.refuge.co.nz

 

Waiariki Womens Refuge (Rotorua)

Crisis/Office/Fax (07) 349 0852
Email waiariki.womens.refuge@xtra.co.nz

Donate:

03-1545-0004380-000

 

Waitomo Waipa Women’s Refuge

Wendy
e:0800 86 733 843

Crisis only 0800 155 799
Office (07) 878 5081
Email admin@wwwrefuge.co.nz

 

Taumarunui Womens Refuge and Support Centre – covers as far as Taihape

Office/Crisis (07) 896 7869 (

Email office@twrsc.org.nz

 

Tauranga Moana Women’s Refuge

Crisis line: 0800 86 733 843

Office:  07 541 1910
Website

Donate

Whanau Awhina Women’s Refuge, Whakatane

Community Office 82 Goulstone Road, Kopeopeo, Whakatane
Crisis/Office (07) 308 5531

 

If you would like to donate, just email the admin and they will give you the bank account number.

wawr@xtra.co.nz –

 

Te Whare Tu Wahine Gisborne Womens Refuge

Crisis (06) 867 9427
Office (06) 867 9427
gisrefuge@orcon.net.nz

Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Womens Refuge – ki Porirua

https://www.tiaki.org.nz/

Ground Floor, Pember House, 16 Hagley St.

Crisis/Office (04) 237 7027

 

Donate Now!i

nfo@tiaki.org.nz

 

Nelson Womens and Childrens Refuge Services
Nga Wahine Tamariki Punanga O Whakatu

Crisis only 0800 16 33 44
Office (03) 544 0616

Email Staff.WhakatuRefuge@xtra.co.nz

 

Aviva – Canterbury 

(03) 378 3847 or 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669)

https://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

Donate Now!