Shine (Safer Homes in N.Z. Everyday)
Are you feeling alone? Worried about the safety of your children? Blamed for everything that goes wrong? Concerned about a friend? Is your partner cruel to you sometimes?
You are not alone. Everyone has the right to be safe at home.
At Shine we help anyone who is living with the fear of violence or abuse in their home. Many people who are being treated badly feel as though they are doing something to deserve the abuse. This is never true. Nobody deserves to be called names, insulted, humiliated, kept away from family and friends, controlled, hurt or frightened.
There is a direct relationship between domestic abuse and child abuse. Children who live in a home where there is fear are always affected by it. When you are ready, Shine can help you to take steps to keep yourself and your children safe and secure.
Family or domestic abuse can affect anyone. This information will help you to understand what domestic abuse is and who is out there in your community to help you or your friend.
Friends and family often want to help but are not sure what to do. This booklet will give practical ideas about how to support those who are being abused.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are afraid for your safety right now, call 111. If you would like to talk to someone about your fears or concerns, phone our Free Helpline at 0508 744 633 .