Because of the current crisis the main street office is unmanned.

Covid 19 Announcement

  • Tauiwi Hui 2020 event is now cancelled
  • Out of town Safe House referrals will no longer be accepted until further notice
  • Our plans under the Alert Level 4 regime :
‘We’re in a time of uncertainty of what the next four weeks will look like. I want to ensure our whanau and community that our services are still available, though we will be running a bit differently. Our Main st office is CLOSED. Our amazing team will be working from home. The crisis line is available 24/7!! 0800refuge
If it’s an emergency please ring 111.
We will do our very best to continue to look after our wahine and tamariki. Be kind to one another whanau Thank you and kind regards

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?

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  • Pahiatua (selective service)
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