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Hestia Women's Refuge

Social Service

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Locations we cover: Ōrewa, Hibiscus Coast, Dairy Flat, Coatsville, Warkworth, Matakana, Leigh, Mangawhai, Wellsford, Te Hana, Helensville, and Highway 16.

Hestia provides comprehensive family violence services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing abuse in their home and live in the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney region. 

We can meet with you at home or another safe place to discuss your experiences and choices, help you to make safe plans for yourself and your children. Our refuge workers are experienced and provide confidential, non-judgmental support, whether or not you choose to leave the relationship. We can also help you with WINZ, lawyers, courts, housing etc and walk alongside you as you work towards achieving your goals and regaining safety.

We offer crisis assistance on a 24/7 crisis line and immediate emergency needs e.g. clothing, food parcels, access to medical assistance to replace prescriptions and requirements for children such as formula and bottles.

When needed we also provide a safe house service which is based in the Rodney district.

If rehousing is necessary to gain safety we can assist with provision of furniture and household items.

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Referral

You can access us on our 24/7 crisis line 0800 321 361. You can also email us at admin@hestia.org.nz. We also take referrals from other health and community services.

Contact us

Website / App

Charges

Our advocacy services are free.

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our community advocates work between the hours above, however we are available on our crisis line 24 hours a day. We will do admissions to our safe house 24 hours a day.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Refuge
  • Support groups

Our safe house is set up in a confidential and violence free environment where your privacy is assured. Children’s facilities and advocate support are also available.

We also provide community…

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Advocacy

Refuge advocates work in the community to provide you and your children with support including:

  • individual safety plans
  • making referrals to services such as counselling, doctors and support programmes
  • helping…

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Basic needs

  • Crisis assessment
  • Emergency accommodation
  • Food
  • Housing

Cultural support

We support women of all cultures.  We have Māori advocates working with Māori within a tikanga model. We seek guidance from Shakti Asian Women's Refuge when working with Asian women…

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Legal / civil services

  • Legal advice

We provide advice on domestic violence law and access to lawyers and courts.

Social work

  • Crisis assessment

We provide immediate crisis assistance and safety planning when safety is an issue.

Wheelchair Access

No

Region

North Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

24 hour Crisis line
0800 321 361

Postal Address

PO Box 580
Ōrewa 0946

This page was last updated at 5:28PM on November 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hestia Women's Refuge.