Shine Services

Every year, Shine directly helps thousands of adults and children who experience domestic abuse to be safer, and we motivate hundreds of people - mostly men - that hurt their families to change their behaviour. We help thousands more by supporting and training other professionals to effectively intervene and support people experiencing domestic abuse.

Shine services provide help for:

People who experience domestic abuse (mostly women and children), with these services:

Children exposed to domestic abuse to stay safe and heal through KIDshine | Read more

People who've perpetrated domestic abuse (mostly men) to change through No Excuses | Read more

We also raise awareness, train and educate about domestic violence and help others to respond to domestic violence safely and effectively through:

Training for professionals and the community, to help them respond safely and effectively to domestic abuse | Read more.

DVFREE, to help employers create workplaces that are safe and supportive for staff experiencing domestic abuse | Read more.

Shine in School, educating young people to be champions of change and promoting safe, healthy relationships | Read more.

Testimonials

"When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long.  Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against him. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again."  a Shine client

“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.” 11-year-old KIDshine client

“I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.” a Shine client

“If I had taken up the course sooner, I would not have ended up in my current situation. This programme has changed my perspective towards domestic violence.” No Excuses participant

“Staying at the Shine Refuge has been an absolute life changing experience for myself and my daughters. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for the enormous amount of help we have received from the ladies at the house.”

“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such an opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whanau I work with around the issues of domestic violence.” a Shine client

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine safe@home affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace of mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.

“This is by no means an easy job, with the volunteers having to face very sensitive situations head on. Shine’s volunteers get a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence.”

“Today, my daughter and I are safe. I feel that I’m alive because of support from the Shine Helpline. ” Shine client


“Staying at the Shine Refuge has been an absolute life changing experience for myself and my daughters. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for the enormous amount of help we have received from the ladies at the house.”



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