Shine Women's Refuges

Shine operates two women’s refuges in Auckland, offering short-term accommodation for women and their children who are at risk of further harm from domestic abuse. Having two refuges means that Shine is now able to provide access to refuge at most times of day and night, including on weekends. 

Shine operates the only women’s refuge on the North Shore. It was established in 1985 and became part of Shine in 2009. 

Supportline Women's Refuge in Central Auckland was established in 1982, and became part of Shine in 2015. 

Shine's refuges are at confidential addresses, and offer warmth, shelter, safety, food and clothing, and a supportive environment for families. Staff can provide residents with practical information and support in terms of helping them to access Work and Income benefits, support groups, counseling, housing, and lawyers. But what many refuge residents find most helpful is the emotional support they get from our caring staff.

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Transitional Housing

Shine offers supported rental housing for families who are ready to leave the refuge, but need some additional support to help them become fully independent. Our two transition houses each accommodate one family, and are both in Auckland’s North Shore in an area near to schools and shops, where single mothers with young children are close to the amenities they need.