Crisis Response, Support & Advocacy
Long Term Healing & Recovery

Supporting women, children and families/whanau in the  Christchurch & Canterbury community since 1986

At West Christchurch Womens Refuge, we offer three very different ways to support you with our wraparound service and support programmes

We provide crisis support services, including access to our safe house, as appropriate to need and assessment.

We run workshops on how to identify a controlling or abusive relationship.

Our Whanau Resilience Service includes a a specialist programme that supports recovery after leaving an abusive relationship and is designed to regain confidence, trust and self-worth.

How can we support you today?

Relationship Red Flags

5 Abusive Tactics

Why Woman Stay

Empowering women to live without violence and fear

We are part of Aoteaaroa/New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children who experience family violence. Our vision is for all women and children to live free from all and family violence.

Reach out for help if you are in crisis

1 in 3 Women

Experience domestic abuse.

175,573 Investigations

In 2022 for domestic abuse.

100s Helped

By West Christchurch Women’s Refuge

How we help crisis survivors every step of the way

Use our refuge safe house

Support for children

Provide independent advocacy

Support in the community

Recover from economic abuse

Help you secure your tech

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Help us to continue our work, as sadly, violence against women is a growth sector in New Zealand society.

Please support us in developing initiatives that are not government-funded but definitely needed in our community.