You and your whānau can live a life free from domestic family violence. You are not alone. We offer you confidential advocacy and support.
Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women’s Refuge advocates for women, whānau, tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth) supporting a pathway to safety, regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstances.
Our aim is to eliminate domestic violence in our community by providing support, advocacy, education, and awareness.
Domestic violence can affect women of any age, with or without children. Domestic violence is a pattern of power, control and coercion.
We operate a 24/7 Crisis Line for any women experiencing a crisis of intimate partner violence (IVP).
Wāhine Kaha Programme: Our Women's Programme supports you to develop a greater understanding of the patterns of abuse and why they occur in relationships. You will learn about the
‘Cycle of Abuse’. You will be provided with the opportunity to focus on self-empowerment, rebuilding confidence and redevelop a positive sense of self.
TAMARIKI (children's) Programmes and RANGATAHI (youth) PROJECT:
We will advocate and support tamariki and rangatahi who have experienced family harm - domestic violence. Tamariki 5- 12 years of age Rangatahi 13 to 17 years of age
We facilitate individual and group safety programmes.
There is a focus on building upon emotional literacy, a sense of individual wellbeing, empowerment and safety. We ensure the 'voice of the child' is heard, valued and respected. We will advocate in schools, with police, government and community services.
More about us
Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge is the organisation which helps women and children who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Our services range from education groups for children and women, advocating for women within the justice system, and providing safe houses in extreme situations. Our crisiline telephone is open 24/7