New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. Our vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence.

Palmerston North Women’s Refuge is now operating at Level 2. It is okay to ask for help. Our services might look different at this time you may be asked some questions about your health. This will not prevent you from getting help.  The impacts of the pandemic on families and communities do not cause violence, but it can mean abusers have more opportunities to perpetrate and conceal violence. Abusive people might withhold essential items from victims, scare tactics about the virus, or prevent them from seeking help

  • Help them to feel less isolated by setting up regular times to talk to you and to others.
  • Encourage them to get in touch with Women’s Refuge if they feel unsafe.

If it’s an emergency please ring 111.

Be Kind, Be safe and Be strong

Supporting Women and Children to Eliminate & prevent Family Violence in NZ

Need Help?

597 Main Steet, Palmerston North


Call our crisis line anytime on 06 356 5585 
or freephone 0800 733 843

For Donations please call 06 354 5355


  • Advocacy (lawyers, Police, WINZ, OT, DHB, HNZ etc.)
  • Advice
  • Safety Planning / Safety Orders
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Facilitations
  • Adult Safety / WISE Programme
  • Children’s Safety / Tamariki Programme
  • Community Clients
  • Individual programme
  • NHSS (National Housing Security Services)
  • Outreach Community Services
  • Residential (Safe House)
  • Strengthening Safety Services
  • Youth Services programmes
  • MAIN (Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network)
  • TAIN (Tararua Abuse Intervention Network)

Why Doesn't She Just Leave?

Which Refuge do I belong to?

  • Palmerston North
  • Feilding
  • Sanson
  • Bulls (up to bridge)
  • Bunnythorpe
  • Ashhurst
  • Foxton
  • Shannon
  • Levin
  • Ohau
  • Manukau
  • Tokomaru
  • Otaki
  • Himitangi Beach
  • Danniverke
  • Woodville
  • Pahiatua (selective service)
  • Norsewood
  • Ashhurst
  • Weber