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Her Story

She needed to change her life and this is how we helped.

Watch the video below to find out how her inner strength and our services made it happen.

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We're here to support families experiencing violence in the Hutt Valley. This violence can take many forms; from mind games and stalking, to sexual and physical abuse. Family violence is never ok.

We start by making sure our women and children are safe. Then our specialists guide families through a tailored and constructive journey of healing and empowerment to help them make change and get stronger. 

 Need help

Call Crisis Line now for immediate support

0800 733 843.

By Māori, for Māori services. 


Connect with our sister refuge Kōkiri Marae Māori Women's Refuge. 

Mind games
are a destructive form of family violence. 

Get information
today and
make change.

Know a guy
get help?


Get in touch with
our men's specialist
partner Man Kind.​



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Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who supported the Hutt Valley Women's Refuge July 2023 Annual Appeal!

16 locations! 111 shifts! Over 180 volunteers!

A massive shout out to all of the individuals and your networks that supported us including Kokiri Marae Māori Womens Refuge, St Oran's College, Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, St Patrick's College Silverstream, Wā Ora Montessori, Rotary Club of Hutt River Valley, Upper Hutt Rotary Club, Rotary Hutt City, Rotary Hutt Valley, Eastern Hutt Rotary, Petone Rotary Club, Silverstream Lions Club NZ, Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, Manaaki Ability Trust, Hewsons Office Products Depot, ANZ Lower Hutt, Emma Chatterton for Remutaka, Neelu Jennings For Hutt South and Ginny Andersen MP!

Also we are filled with gratitude for the businesses and operators who welcomed us to their foyers, entrances and front of house locations for us to set up our stands and meet with the public. Thank you to Countdown Wainuiomata, Four Square Eastbourne, Mitre 10 Petone, PaknSave Petone, Bunnings Petone, Kmart, Queensgate Mall, New World Lower Hutt, PaknSave Lower Hutt, Countdown Queensgate, Countdown Lower Hutt, New World Silverstream, Countdown Maidstone,  Countdown Upper Hutt. Amazing!!

We estimated 2,000 people in the Huttt Valley generously donated over $20,000 in 3 days!! This would never have happened without your support and mahi!

Ngā Mihi Nui Thank you!!


We support the whole
Hutt Valley including:
Upper Hutt, Silverstream, 

Stokes Valley, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata, 

Eastbourne & Petone.

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