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Te Whare Pounamu - Dunedin Women's Refuge

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    Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge provides programmes and support for wāhine - women, tamariki - children and rangatahi - youth who are experiencing domestic violence.

    We support a pathway to safety, regardless of ethnicity, gender identity or socio-economic circumstances.

    Our services range from programmes, group and individual support, advocating for women within the justice system, with police, protection orders, schools and other social and government agencies.  We provide safe house refuge for women and whānau who are in crisis.  

    If you are in immediate crisis due to domestic violence please call our 24/7 Crisis Line 0800 REFUGE

    Abuse and violence
    Social work


    The service is free and confidential.

    Age groups

    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Child / Tamariki
    • Youth / Rangatahi