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 New Zealand to live free from domestic and family violence.

We are providing education and information to women, children and their whanau who experience family violence

For confidential help, support or information phone: 06 3545355

Or come in and see us between 09am- 5pm weekdays at 597 Main Street or 58 Bath Street, Levin 

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


  • Support and Advocacy (lawyers, Police, WINZ, Oranga Tamariki , Te whatu Ora Manawatu /Tararua/Horowhenua  , Kainga Ora etc.)
  • Safety and Risk assessment/ Planning
  • Adult Safety / WISE Programme for women
  • Children’s Safety / Tamariki Programme (5-12 years)
  • Youth Services programmes (12-18years)
  • Community/ residential housing and support
  • Ongoing interagency networking
  • Community education
  • NHSS (National Housing Security Services) aka Whanau Protect services
  • Strengthening Safety Services


Why Doesn't She Just Leave?

Services provided in theses areas by Palmerston north Womens Refuge

  • 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

Palmerston North Womens Refuge will act in accordance with the Privacy Statement issued by the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges. A copy of the statement can be found here