Women’s Refuge

Family Action provides a women’s refuge for victims who are urgently seeking safety. Each case is assessed and a safety plan created with you.

We have strong links with the women’s refuge collective and will refer you on to ensure your safety needs are meet.

Our Services

Woman’s Refuge

Sexual Harm Crisis
Family Violence
Support For Young People Youth Programmes
Counselling
ACC

We can provide

  • A safe place where you can explore your options
  • Women’s refuge
  • Safety plans and options
  • Crisis counselling and intervention services
  • Information about protection and custody issues
  • Ongoing support
services

Your questions

How much will being in Refuge cost me?
This will depend on your circumstances and how many children you have staying with you, but we will always provide assistance to access benefits you may be entitled to. Your ability to pay a contribution will not be a barrier to your safety.
How long will I be in the Women’s Refuge?

You can stay for anything from one day up to three months, depending on your needs. Our advocate will work with you to create a plan and help you access housing, legal and budgeting help.

What is Women’s Refuge?

Our women’s refuge is a home where you can be safe. You will pay a contribution towards your and your children’s accommodation and provide your own food etc. We will help you by creating a safety plan with you, making a plan to live free from violence, and advocate on your behalf to access budgeting assistance, housing etc.

Who can I tell where I am?

The less people who know where you are, the safer you will be. You must not tell anyone the address of the women’s refuge, both for your safety and the safety of the other women staying in the home.

Related resources

For after hours help, please contact any of the following

NATIONAL COLLECTIVE OF WOMEN’S REFUGES

SHINE

0508 744633 open 9am to 11pm, 7 days per week

Safety Plan

Find out about and download a Safety Plan

Contact Family Action Waitakere Women’s Refuge

13 Edsel Street, Henderson
09 836 1987
office@familyaction.org.nz