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I Want To Live Safely

You may be in a position at the moment where you are dealing with someone else’s controlling and abusive behaviour. Their violence – physical, emotional or sexual – is not your fault. You can’t make them change… but you can help yourself (and your children) live free from violence.

Links to our agencies for safety support

Mid-South Island Women’s Refuge and Family Safety Services

Can provide education, counselling, advocacy and support for wahine/women and tamariki/children

Local contact 0800 00 77 50 crisis line, 24/7 or 03 684 8280

Family Works

Can provide education and counselling for women and children

Local contact 03 688 5029

Victim Support

Can provide advocacy/support for women and men as victims of family violence, and support for those going through the judicial process

03 688 2370

Shine helpline

This national helpline operates 9am – 11pm, 7 days a week to provide information and support for those dealing with family violence

0508 744 633

Resources from our agencies for safety support

Te Rito Victims Information Pamphlet

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Women’s Refuge Intro Pamphlet

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Women’s Refuge Stepping Stones Pamphlet

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Women's Refuge Steps to Freedom Pamphlet

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