Support for women
First and foremost, we are here for women and children.
Our team of family violence specialists can provide immediate crisis support and long-term tailored support to guide you and your whānau.
Any kind of family violence is not ok.
Family violence is never acceptable, even if you have seen it before or think it might be normal. It may look different in every situation and it does not always present as physical.
Mind games and gaslighting are particularly subtle, hard to spot and hard to escape and recover from. We can help you identify this and move forward. Our services and support are available to anybody experiencing any kind of family violence.
Our family violence specialists
Our team of experienced specialists have a deep understanding of family violence. Our services are tailored to suit client outcomes with a vision of growing stronger families. We offer these through:
A Safe House for victims of family violence in immediate need of refuge
24-hour free and confidential Crisis Line
Programmes to help recognise an abusive vs healthy relationships
Safety programmes for women and children
Access to in-home police monitored alarms
Our team of specialists have a diverse range of skills; our team includes social workers, child specialists, counsellors, psychotherapists and many have experience working in prisons and courts.
We provide advice and practical help to support the changes you need to move forward.
We can support you with the following:
Assistance in liaising with the Police and Courts
Assistance applying for Family Violence Leave (10 days leave from work entitlement)
Support with accessing benefits through WINZ
Referrals to professional budgeting advisors
Referral to a Family Violence Lawyer
Information around accessing a Protection Order, which could include a Parenting Order
Lean on our community
Māori Women's Refuge
Provides Māori services for Wahine Māori and Tamariki Māori and wrap-around services as part of the Whānau Ora collective.
Mana Tamariki Holiday Programmes
24-hour Crisis Line
Advocacy and social support
Nau mai, haere mai.
Shakti Community Council Inc.
Office (04) 499 8603
Shakti Community Council is a non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin.