We are to help prevent and stop family violence in New Zealand.
If you are experiencing any form of abuse in your family or your relationship, or know someone who is, there are many ways we can help you – for free, and confidentially.
We’d love to help whether you have children or not. Women’s Refuge can:
talk to you if you’re worried about your safety in your relationship and help you make a Safety Plan
provide a safe place to go to if you need help urgently
help you stand up for your needs whether or not you are thinking about leaving.
We are an independent, bicultural community organisation and have support services designed especially for children, young people, Māori women, Pasifika women and migrant and refugee women. We also assist lesbian women, older women and women with disabilities
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