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.
In 2022 for domestic abuse.
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
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.