Awhina society inc

We work together with woman to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of our children

Taupo Womens Refuge

Taupo Women’s Refuge – Awhina Society Inc. works together with Women to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of our children.

Taupo Women’s Refuge offers support, advocacy and education 24 hours a day and seven days a week. A Refuge safe house is also available to Women and children suffering the effects of family violence. We provide plans and walk alongside Women through their journey of positive change.

Please contact us at any time of the day or night when you are ready to talk. We will work together to help create a safer future for you or someone you know that may be or has been affected by Family Violence.

 


Support Group

The Taupo Women’s Refuge facilitates an informal group which meets weekly to educate, plan and discuss healthy relationships. The content will cover;

Advice & Support

The role of Taupo Women’s Refuge is to support the decisions that you make.

If you are undecided about leaving your relationship, want to leave your relationship or have recently left your relationship we can support and advise you on the best and safest way to achieve this.

Crisis Line

Taupo Women’s Refuge offers the unique service of providing a 24 hour phone line/crisis line - 07 377 1055.

We work hard to ensure you are always going to get a Refuge advocate at the end of the line to advise and assist you with your call.

Safe House

Taupo Women’s Refuge provides a safe, warm, comfortable home to victims of Domestic Violence who need to leave their own homes for any reason.

This service provides women and children the time to put plans in place and to ensure their safety at the same time.

24 Hour Crisis Line


07 377 1055

Family Violence

Warning
signs

Warning Signs We know that Women do not enter into abusive relationships knowingly. The abuse happens after the relationship is formed. Some of the warning signs could be... Partner/boyfriend checking or looking at your phone/facebook. Partner/boyfriend telling you what to…
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Staying
safe

Staying Safe Women and children need to feel and be safe whether they are in a relationship or not. One of the most dangerous times for Women and children is when they are leaving or when they have left an…
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Im being Abused. What should i do?

Domestic Violence is caused by the abusers attitudes and behaviors. Abusers make the choice to use violence, coercion and control to get what they want and to assert their power and control over women and children. 
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In a Dangerous situation

Domestic Violence is caused by the abusers attitudes and behaviors. Abusers make the choice to use violence, coercion and control to get what they want and to assert their power and control over women and children.
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