Women’s Education and Support Programmes

Womens Support Groups

We offer holistic wahine support groups on the Hibiscus Coast  and Wellsford aimed at supporting women who have, or who are, experiencing domestic violence. We aim to empower women to make positive changes for themselves and for their whanau, assisting them to live lives free from violence and abuse.

These groups are provided free of charge.
Please call the Office for more information.

Mana Ririki Parenting Programme

The Mana Ririki Programme. A strengths based Maori parenting programme created by Maori elders and academics for parents of all cultures.  Looks at beliefs of parenting, teaches parenting techniques and traditional Maori tikanga.

The programme is provided free of charge and is available as both individual and group programmes.
Please call the Office to find out when our next programme will be offered.

Community Education

We believe that to work effectively for families part of our role is to provide training and education to the wider community. Church groups, clubs, associations and affiliations are encouraged to contact us to speak at one of your meetings.

Through education, challenging peoples beliefs and influencing social discourse we aim to promote community ownership and reduce harm. For too long Domestic Violence has been seen as a private issue and we know that violence and abuse thrive in silence.

We design our talk around your needs.
For more information please call the Office

Workplace Programmes

Through education, inspiration and influencing social discourse we aim to promote community ownership and reduce harm. For too long Domestic Violence has been seen as a private issue and we know that violence and abuse thrive in silence.

We can help put together a training package to suit the needs of your workplace or organisation.

For more information please call the Office

Woman or Child Volunteer Training

All volunteers, be they Crisis and Support Line Advocates, Community Representatives or general members must undertake to do our volunteer training. Advocates must complete the course before being approved to work with families . If you would like to become a volunteer please email us your expression of interest. See also Friends of Refuge. See Contacts

The Training Will Assist You To:

Understand the dynamics of Domestic Violence; develop listening, advocacy and empathy skills; work with women and children, empowering them to live lives free from violence and abuse; challenge societal beliefs and provide social commentary; provide non-judgemental support and advocacy; work in an environment that recognises the needs of a diverse range of women; meet and work with other caring community-minded people.

Please phone or complete a Contact Form for more information
or to discuss your eligibility.