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

Eastern Refuge Society (East Auckland)
Rhonda (manager)
T: 09 576 6551
0800REFUGE (crisis line)

Inner City Women’s Group (Grey Lynn, Papatoetoe)
09 360 4933
09 279 8727
Name: Inner City Group for Women
ASB Bank 12-3012-0760991-00

Te Whanau Rangimariē (South Auckland)
Annetta (refuge)
Kara (admin)
(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
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

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.

Te Whare Tu Wahine Gisborne Womens Refuge
Crisis (06) 867 9427
Office (06) 867 9427

Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Womens Refuge – ki Porirua
Ground Floor, Pember House, 16 Hagley St.
Crisis/Office (04) 237 7027
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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)
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