A horror year for family violence

A horror year for family violence

While 2020 will be remembered by many as the year of COVID, staff at Shine and other family violence services, will remember it as a "horror" year, according to Shine's Policy Advisor Holly Carrington. Holly and Shine's Advocate Team Manager Debbs Murray spoke with Newshub about the increased severity and ongoing nature of the violence.

View the Newshub video clip and read the article: Last year described as 'horror' year for domestic violence in New Zealand, Newshub, January 2021

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client



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