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West Coast Women's Refuge

Refuge Service, Abuse and Violence Support

Today

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Description

West Coast Women's Refuge is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting families to live violence-free.

We are here to help you understand what you are experiencing and to support you to live a life free from violence and abuse. We provide confidential services that are tailored to your needs. 

We have women’s advocates, child advocate and a male advocate who work with victims and perpetrators of family violence coast wide.

Our 24 hour crisis line is also open to anyone, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and is free and confidential. We can provide information, advice, access to support and advocacy, access to our safe house and assistance to develop a safety plan

Staff

Our team is made up of client-focused professionals, who are down to earth and non-judgemental.

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Need help now? Call us for information, advice and support about domestic violence as well as (24/7) help in a crisis. Crisis Line: 0800 208 339

Email: info@refugewestcoast.org.nz

Facebook: West Coast Womens Refuge

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Referral

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

You Can Call Our Crisis / Support Line 24 Hours a Day: 0800 208 339

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Refuge

We provide 24/7 access to our safe house

We provide 24/7 access to our safe house

24-Hour Crisis Line

Our 24 hour crisis line is open to anyone, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and is free and confidential. We can provide information, advice, access to support and advocacy, access to our safe house and assistance to develop a safety plan

Service types: Abuse and violence support, Information and support, Victim support, Social services crisis assessment, Refuge.

Our 24 hour crisis line is open to anyone, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and is free and confidential. We can provide information, advice, access to support and advocacy, access to our safe house and assistance to develop a safety plan

Women's Advocate

Our Women’s Advocate works alongside women who are the victims or perpetrators of family violence offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans, access to legal portals, support at court and other assistance

Service types: Abuse and violence support, Education programmes, Family violence intervention, Referral to specialist services, Information and support, Victim support, Advocacy, Stopping violence services, Education and training, Social work.

Our Women’s Advocate works alongside women who are the victims or perpetrators of family violence offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans, access to legal portals, support at court and other assistance

Male Advocate

Our Male Advocate works alongside the males that are involved in any family violence incident reported to police, and work with both the perpetrators of family violence and male victims, providing support, advocacy, information, safety plans, support at court and other assistance.

Service types: Abuse and violence support, Education programmes, Family violence intervention, Information and support, Referral to specialist services, Victim support, Advocacy, Stopping violence services, Education and training, Social work.

Our Male Advocate works alongside the males that are involved in any family violence incident reported to police, and work with both the perpetrators of family violence and male victims, providing support, advocacy, information, safety plans, support at court and other assistance.

Children's Advocate

Our Children’s Advocate is child focused and will work with children from 5—12 yrs delivering advocacy to our tamariki who have family violence in their lives, offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans and being their voice

Service types: Abuse and violence support, Education programmes, Family violence intervention, Referral to specialist services, Information and support, Victim support, Advocacy, Social work.

Our Children’s Advocate is child focused and will work with children from 5—12 yrs delivering advocacy to our tamariki who have family violence in their lives, offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans and being their voice

Abuse and violence support

Our advocates work with victims of family violence, offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans, access to legal portals, support at court and other assistance. We also run education programmes for women, tamairki and rangatahi.

  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Victim support

Our advocates work with victims of family violence, offering support, advocacy, information, safety plans, access to legal portals, support at court and other assistance. We also run education programmes for women, tamairki and rangatahi.

Education Programmes

Tamariki FV education programmes 5 - 12 years, Rangatahi Programme 13 - 17 years, Women's Programme 18+ years

Service types: Abuse and violence support, Education programmes, Education and training, Youth mentoring / development.

  • Tamariki FV education programmes 5 - 12 years
  • Rangatahi Programme 13 - 17 years
  • Women's Programme 18+ years

Additional Details

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

Region

West Coast

Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

24/7 Crisis Line: 0800 208 339

Postal Address

PO Box 319
Westport 7866

This page was last updated at 7:55PM on September 13, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by West Coast Women's Refuge.