Kindred Family Services

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We partner with people of all genders to create practical pathways towards safety and a life free from violence.

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This year, like so many others, we have been affected by COVID-19 with our annual fundraising event, The Turning The Tide Event, initially postponed from May, then reframed into a virtual event in October.

The wellbeing of our community has always been our biggest motivator and for that reason when COVID levels were still uncertain, we made the call to avoid the mass gathering at Muriwai and instead ask our wonderful participants to do the walk wherever they choose - beach, bush, or backyard.

By taking part at your own place, in your own time, you can join the spirit of the event and help #TurnTheTide on family violence in northwest Auckland.

Kia Tīmata Anō is the name of our safe house. It means to begin and start again, which is true of the women and children who come into our care. Seeking refuge is a brave step and the people we take in are welcomed with wholehearted compassion into a safe and nurturing environment. Our house becomes their home. It is a space of healing and personal growth. When the work on healing trauma and establishing a better path has been done we help the transition to live independently, in safety, with self-confidence and hope for a better life.

We are experts in the family harm field, with dedicated advocates who work with all genders to help them on your journey away from violence. We receive referrals from the police and other agencies and are available on a Crisis Line 24/7.

It’s okay to ask for help. Our Women’s Refuge Crisis Line is available 24/7 on 021 842 917. If you are worried about a friend or a member of your family call us on 09 420 7992 and ask to speak to one of the Family Harm team.

More about us

We stand for a life free from violence, of any kind.

We stand for a world where all people - women, children and men - have the help and resources they need to make the changes to live in safety.

We stand for a community that's prepared to say "family violence is not going to happen on our watch."

Thank you for standing alongside us. Ngā mihi nui.

Use of funds

Funds raised will go to employing a new refuge advocate.

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Greg on 02 Nov 2020
Kindred Family Services

Greg, you are an amazing human. Thank you so much for your generous donation. It will go a long way towards helping people live free from family violence and stop the cycle of abuse.

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Rachel on 13 Oct 2020
Paula on 12 Aug 2020
Lisa on 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for all you do.
Kindred Family Services

Thanks so much for your kind donation, Lisa. Hope to see you at Muriwai.. whenever that may be.

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Dale on 19 Mar 2020
Allan Wallace Builders Ltd
Kindred Family Services

Dale, on behalf of all the many women, children and men who will directly benefit from your generosity we thank-you for your unfailing support. You're one of life's champions and we're so pleased to have you in our corner.

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