Taupo Women’s Refuge – Speaking Out For Women

Taupo Women’s Refuge – Speaking Out For Women
  • Written by
  • Deepika Sulekh

Everyone deserves a life free from violence and abuse, which is why Taupo Women’s Refuge exists to keep women and children safe in our community. Taupo Women’s Refuge work with families, providing education, support and advocacy with a focus on women.

For over 30 years, Taupo Women’s Refuge has been delivering 24-hour crisis intervention against family violence as part of The Awhina Society; supporting women facing domestic and family violence.

Making a positive change

Taupo Women’s Refuge actively work to create awareness of domestic and family violence and encouraging people to speak up and seek help.

Working with families in all situations, helping couples stay in relationships making the violence stop, providing a safe house for women, educating and helping children too, Taupo Women’s Refuge has helped many women back into safe and happy lives.

“One size doesn’t fit all. Every family is different, and the best way to help them is to give them the tools they need to be able to live violence free lives.”
– Eileen Devane, Manager

Thanks to the team that keeps everything ticking – Manager of Society, Eileen Devane; Refugee Coordinator, Michelle Mallard; the volunteers, governance committee, and amazing support from service clubs in Taupo – Taupo Women’s Refuge can offer a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year Crisis Line.

How you can help?

The best way to help anyone facing domestic violence is encourage them to talk about it. You can contact the team at Women’s Refuge to get help and advice about talking to family or friends you’re worried about.

You can also support them by volunteering, helping raise funds or donating. Find out more at www.taupowomensrefuge.co.nz.

Waiora House
129 Spa Road
Taupo 3330

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