Help support Shine - The Covid-19 lockdown is necessary to keep you and all New Zealanders safe during this global pandemic. But for too many kiwis, home is where the danger lies. Those having to stay home with an abusive partner are feeling nervous, anxious and more isolated than ever right now.
The demand for Shine’s support from our front line staff in Auckland and through our national Helpline has already started to increase, while our access to resources and additional support have become difficult or have stopped.
Our two refuges have gone into lockdown, so we now need to provide emergency accommodation in motels for people escaping their violent homes. Many are leaving with literally the clothes on their backs.
As Shine can not accept donations of food and clothing due to the lockdown, we are looking for donations to ensure we are able to purchase clothing, food, medication, etc for clients entering our service.
Shine operates a national Helpline and 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 and maintain a national Helpline.
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