The Awhina Society operates to provide a 24/7 means of escape from domestic violence in the Taupō Community by providing support, nourishment, encouragement and advocacy for families and individuals in need.
The Taupō Women's Refuge works with women to make positive change by working alongside the Awhina Society. A safe house is also available to women and children suffering the effects of family violence.
The Taupō Community Food Bank service is also available in Room 10 of Waiora House.
Older adult / Kaumātua, Adult / Pakeke
How do I access this service?
There is no charge for engaging with our services but food and/or monetary donations are gratefully received and enable us to keep up with services and supplies for the food bank.
24/7 Crisis Line: (07) 377 1055
Office hours: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday
Abuse and violence
- Elder abuse
- Education programmes
- Family violence intervention
- Information & support
- Referral to specialist services
- Victim support
- Crisis assessment
Education and training
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This page was last updated at 11:46AM on October 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Taupo Women's Refuge - Awhina Society Inc.