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Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau

Refuge Service, Abuse and Violence Support

Today

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Description

At Waikato Women’s Refuge, your wellbeing and the safety of your children is our number one priority. We believe that everyone deserves a life free from domestic violence and it is our job to help you protect what you value most.

Our top priority is ensuring you and your children are safe at a time when you feel most vulnerable. We provide you with the tools, knowledge and support you need to find strength and grow in a safe and caring environment.  Ensuring your wellbeing and safeguarding your children’s future is our passion and we want to help you make a change for the better so that you can take the steps you need to take toward a life that you deserve.  

Our Vision: To ensure the family/whānau are resilient, intact and thriving.

Our Mission: To deliver the highest quality services aimed at supporting whānau in living safe, secure and violence free lifestyles.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Need Help Now? Crisis Line call: 07 855 1569  or  0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)

Make an appointment

Referral

We accept self referrals and agency referrals.

Walk in

You are welcome to walk in during business hours

Website / App

https://www.waikatowomensrefuge.co.nz/contact-waikato-womens-refuge

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

Our Crisis Line operates 24/7:   07 855 1569  or 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

Our programmes are all about whānau building long-term resilience for families. Our services include: – Help to leave an abusive relationship – Help to develop a safety plan – Help with stabilising your affairs – Advocacy with government agencies – Grants of furniture, clothing or food – Fully supported safe housing

  • Care and protection
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services

Our programmes are all about whānau building long-term resilience for families. 

Our services include:

– Help to leave an abusive relationship
– Help to develop a safety plan
– Help with stabilising your affairs
– Advocacy with government agencies
– Grants of furniture, clothing or food
– Fully supported safe housing

Family and Parenting Support

We work alongside families experiencing hardship and assist them to connect with agencies and community providers to ensure they receive all of the assistance available to them. Our workers don’t just advocate for whānau, they also liaise with community groups and services to promote and encourage a wider network of support for whānau. We work with your whole family to increase safety for your children and, we encourage all parents to develop their parenting skills by ensuring that children have access to quality early childhood education.

Service types: Advocacy, Family / whānau support, Information & support, Pregnancy and parenting, Parenting education, Parent wellbeing, Whānau support, Dads, Service navigator, Social work.

We work alongside families experiencing hardship and assist them to connect with agencies and community providers to ensure they receive all of the assistance available to them. Our workers don’t just advocate for whānau, they also liaise with community groups and services to promote and encourage a wider network of support for whānau.

We work with your whole family to increase safety for your children and, we encourage all parents to develop their parenting skills by ensuring that children have access to quality early childhood education.

Support for Male Perpetrators / Men's Programme

We believe it is important for male perpetrators of domestic violence to be given the opportunity to be involved and engaged in all stages of recovery from their abusive behaviour. If you would like to access one of our men’s programmes, contact us.

  • Education programmes
  • Information and support

We believe it is important for male perpetrators of domestic violence to be given the opportunity to be involved and engaged in all stages of recovery from their abusive behaviour. If you would like to access one of our men’s programmes, contact us.

Refuge

Fully supported safe housing

Fully supported safe housing

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Speak with women / wahine, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Need Help Now? Crisis Line (07) 855 1569 or 0800 733 843 (0800 REFUGE)

17 Liverpool Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

17 Liverpool Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

PO Box 4062
Hamilton East
Hamilton

This page was last updated at 10:25AM on February 29, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau.