At Waikato Womens Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau we believe that everyone deserves a life free from domestic violence.
Providing accessible support, advice and information so that women can protect themselves (and their children) from violence in their homes.
A purpose built Crisis facility with safe houses catering to high risk families who need additional safety, care and protection. This facility has 24/7 staffing who will support you and your familty.
A general safe house for whanau who are low to medium risk but require support and advocacy.
At Waikato Women’s Refuge Te Whakaruruhau we believe that everyone deserves a life free from domestic violence and we work hard to support the right.
Operating New Zealand’s only fully staffed safe houses with 24 hours care, 7 days a week.
We provide accessible support, advice and information so that women can protect themselves (and their children) from violence in their homes.
• A crisis line - 24 hours, 7days a week
• A safe haven for families - two safe houses for women and children who need refuge. With a third house being built to open by June 2016
• Transition houses for families re-entering into the community after being in care
• Advocacy and support
• Community services – supporting families in their homes
• Education and family safety plans
• Men’s programmes
• We assisted over 6,000 families in our safe houses and community
• Attended 3,240 police call outs
Waikato Women’s Refuge Te Whakaruruhau assists and responds to the needs of women and children who are affected by violence. Whether it’s in a crisis or support in the community the refuge provides 24 hour safe houses, fully staffed along with 24 hour crisis line and crisis response.
We have skilled and qualified staff who provide a non-judgemental, caring and supportive environment to help vulnerable women and children in our community.
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