Every refuge in NZ needs a group of Aunties to get them what they need. Every refuge needs financial assistance. All are run as separate charities, all get funding from the MSD. Some are partially funded, some are fully funded. Regardless, they all need your assistance.
This is not a comprehensive list, and it works from North to South.
Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Inc: Kaitaia
t: 09 408 2946
On going need for toiletries, and accept furniture.
Mid North Womens Refuge
Leonette or Sailor
t: 09 401 1030
Good pots and pans, toiletries. Food is another ongoing need. Also new underwear is always useful. Accept large items, furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.
Te Puna O Te Aroha Whangarei
t: 09 437 2127
Food, towels, bedding, nappies, women’s sanitary items, toiletries, women’s and children’s clothing (all sizes) although we do accept men’s clothing as well for larger boys, household goods, furniture, appliances/whiteware, food vouchers (supermarkets and Mad Butcher are always handy) and of course monetary donations. Also accept furniture and are able to pick up.
Rodney Women’s Refuge
Auckland Women’s Refuge Collective
Hamilton Women’s Refuge – Te Whakaruruhau
Amanda, Jo or Taina
t: 07 8551569
Men’s and children’s clothing. Accept furniture.
Waitomo Waipa Women’s Refuge
Linen & crockery. Accept furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.
Tauranga Women’s Refuge
Whanau Awhina Women’s Refuge, Whakatane
Bridget or Trish
t: 07 308 5531
Furniture for safe houses, storage is limited.
Rotorua Women’s Refuge
Taupo Women’s Refuge
Tokoroa Women’s Refuge
Napier Women’s Refuge
Ongoing need for linen, do not accept large items/furniture.
Hastings Women’s Refuge
t: 06 8789519
Linen, towels, pots and pans.
PLEASE NO second hand soft toys, cheaper second hand children’s toys, left over items from garage sales fairs etc. Share an office space with Te Whare Rokiroki, Maori Women’s Refuge and share donations between our two Refuge services.
Te Whare Oranga Wairua Ki Heretaunga Hastings
t: 06 878 2042
Linen, towels, non perishable food. Can pick up furniture but limited storage.
Palmerston North Women’s Refuge
Taranaki Women’s Refuge
Whanganui Women’s Refuge
Whare Manaaki Inc Porirua Refuge/Te Whare Tiaki
Samara of Whare Manaaki
t: 04 2346118
or Margaret from Te Whare Tiaki
All household items
Hutt City Women’s Refuge
t: 04 569 1040
Practical household items; non-perishable food items; cleaning supplies; linen; children’s clothing. Accept furniture and pick up available.
Lower Hutt Women’s Refuge
Wellington Women’s Refuge
Food, clean tidy clothing, white ware, quality toys and books, some furniture: coffee tables, drawers etc. As with Te Whare Marama, please make sure that all goods are in reasonable condition. If it’s not good enough for you, it likely isn’t good enough for them.
Marlborough Women’s Refuge
Nelson Women’s Refuge
West Coast Women’s Refuge
Battered Women’s Trust – Christchurch
Dunedin Women’s Refuge