About Women's Support


The overall aim of the service is to support the right of women and children to live free from violence and abuse. We do this by providing services that are quickly accessible, non judgmental and appropriate. A victim of family violence experiences feelings of isolation, embarrassment, confusion and helplessness.  While there aren't any easy answers, there is help.  No one should have to live with the threat of violence.

You are not alone.

You are not to blame.

You deserve to feel safe.

We offer a range of services to women who are or who have experienced family violence. All our services for women are free and confidential and are available for as long as each individual woman needs or wants them.

  • Support and Crisis Counselling
    We are available to talk with you by phone or in person. We can provide information and options to help you make informed decisions. We can help you develop a safety plan.
  • Advocacy and Referral
    We can help support you to access and/or refer you to other helping agencies. 
  • Assistance with domestic protection orders
    We can tell you how they work, how to get one and we can even make a referral to a lawyer.
  • Ongoing one-on-one work
    We will support you in person or by telephone to achieve your family violence prevention goals. 
  • Proactive contact
    We make contact with every woman who the community prioritises as needing family violence intervention.

Women's Support Contact: Melape Mose-Wallace or Caryn Taitoko 
Phone: 07 346 2096   Email: melape.mose@familyfocus.org.nz or caryn.taitoko@familyfocus.org.nz


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