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Nelson Women's Refuge

Social Service


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


We are a non-profit organisation providing support and advocacy to women and children affected by domestic violence in the Nelson region.

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, wāhine Māori, Pasefika women, migrant and refugee women and women with disabilities. We are a pathway to safety regardless of enthnicity, gender identity or socio-economic circumstances. 

We also run training programmes for communities and organisations to help educate people about the impact of domestic violence and how to work with women and children who have experienced it.     


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


No charges apply for our service


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We provide 24/7 crisis support via our Crisis Line:  0800 16 33 44

Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Elder abuse
  • Care and protection
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Refuge
  • Support groups
  • Victim support


Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori


Nelson Marlborough

Contact Details

1/60 Rutherford Street, Nelson

Nelson Marlborough

24-hour Crisis line:
0800 16 33 44


1/60 Rutherford Street
Nelson 7010

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Street Address

1/60 Rutherford Street
Nelson 7010

Postal Address

PO Box 3249,
Richmond 7020

This page was last updated at 1:23PM on September 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Nelson Women's Refuge.