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Te Whare Tiaki Wāhine Refuge

Refuge Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Kaupapa Māori


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Te Whare Tiaki Wāhine Refuge is a not-for-profit organisation providing Whānau services for wāhine and their tamariki affected by domestic violence in the Porirua district. 

Our main objective is to help keep you safe.

We provide the following support and services:

  • We specialise in risk assessment, analysis and safety planning
  • 24/7 Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)

  • 24/7 Whare Ora (safe house shelter)

  • Onsite pet shelter

  • Whānau Protect (home security upgrades and alarms)

  • Home visits and outreach support and information

  • Advocacy and support with other organisations including NGOs, Government agencies such as Work and Income, Police and Housing NZ

  • Tū Kaha Wāhine Safety programme

  • Tuhituhi Creative Writing programme

  • Porirua Kapiti Mana - Cultural Service for Elder Abuse Response

Domestic violence can happen in any home regardless of culture, ethnicity or income. Victims may be in intimate partnerships, same-sex, transgender or non-binary relationships. No one deserves to be abused and domestic violence is never OK.

Te Whare Tiaki Wāhine Refuge is
 provided by Te Whare Tiaki Wāhine Refuge Charitable Trust.