Liberating women, children, families and whanau from family violence through the provision of quality services and social commentary

Manawatu Women's Refuge


At Women's Refuge, we provide any of the support and information you need when you are dealing with violence in your life.


We won't judge you, and we won't tell you what to do. We're here to listen and to help you make choices for your safety.


We are not a government department, we are an independent community organisation run by women for women and children.


Our services are confidential and free (although rent is usually charged in the safe house, safety is our main concern: You won't be turned away if you can't pay).



Please use the form below to get in touch with us.