The Aunties Mission Statement

The Aunties are a group of people who for various reasons – empathy, experience, and a sense of social justice – seek to provide support and serve as kaitiaki to the vulnerable, particularly those who have experienced domestic violence.

The Aunties believe everyone has the right to be safe, to have shelter, to be fed, to be loved, to dream, to read, to write, to have their say, and to be heard. Where any of those things are missing, the Aunties mission is to help provide them – the practical things, and also in terms of advocacy and pastoral care.

The Aunties believe in manaakitanga – protecting the mana of the people they help so that they can find their way towards living independently, with dignity and joy.