Te Whare Rokiroki was established in 1986 after Màori women within our movement identified a need to be responding to the needs of Màori women. We have now been providing services to Màori women and children in the Wellington Community for over 25 years. We are an independent organisation affiliated to National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges (NCIWR). Te Whare Rokiroki is a service provided for and by Màori women, we work alongside our sister refuge Wellington Women’s Refuge, to ensure a safe and appropriate service for all women and children experiencing domestic violence. We are a non-government, not-for-profit organisation our services are confidential and we support women whether they choose to leave or stay in a relationship. Our underlying philosophies are based on a commitment to freedom from all forms of oppression. We support the full diversity of our community and support their decisions around sexuality, identity and the diversity of cultural practices, values and beliefs.
When providing a service to Maori women and their children, Te Whare Rokiroki will encourage ownership and leadership of their own healing, safety and progress.
Te Whare Rokiroki is…
A place that is safe and warm.
A place where people care.
A place where children are respected.
A place where you and your children will be understood.
E ngà iwi, e ngà reo,
E ngà kàrangatanga maha o ngà hau e whà,
Tènei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa
Community Office: 44 Wigan Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Office number: 04 8015384
24-hour crisis-line: 04 8025898 or free phone 0800REFUGE (7338430)
Postal address: P.O. Box 24-319, Manners Street, Wellington 6142