What We Do

Support and advocacy, counselling and community engagement.

Here are the ways we help:

We support women dealing with abuse, addictions, depression, and other life challenges. We provide advocacy when dealing with the Police, Work and Income, Department of Corrections, lawyers, and doctors.

Counselling to help women address challenges, whatever they are, and find ways of dealing with them more positively.

Community awareness by providing information and education to agencies and partners on family violence and related issues.

Support and advocacy

All women welcome to drop in.

All women are welcome to drop in.

Phone or email Women’s Support Motueka for free support, information and advocacy on any issue.

Sometimes it’s helpful to talk with someone about what is happening in our lives and work out what we want to do. We can help with emergency accommodation, benefits, doctors, lawyers appointments etc. You can talk to us about the hard stuff.

You may be in an abusive relationship, worried about family violence, facing addictions, depression, loneliness, grief, financial hardship, or relationship challenges. We are here to support you.

9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.

What to expect:

  • We welcome all women (cis, transgender and non-binary) of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities and abilities. 
  • You will be treated with kindness and respect in a private, non-judgemental and safe setting.
  • Trained staff who specialise in family harm.
  • We can come with you to see lawyers and help guide you through the process of obtaining a protection or parenting order. 
  • We can attend appointments at W.I.N.Z., Doctors, Police, Oranga Tamariki etc, and can liaise with these services on your behalf if you want. 
  • This is a totally free service.


Healing, empowerment, resourcefulness, growth.

Women’s Support Motueka offers free counselling. We work mostly with women who have faced family harm and violence. You can talk to us about the hard stuff. We welcome all women (cis, transgender and non-binary).

We are committed to helping empower women of all ages to recognise their resourcefulness and reach their full potential. Women who use our service tell us they find it non-judgemental, caring, helpful and rewarding.

And it’s free!

Community Engagement

“We are the ones we have been waiting for” (Alice Walker)

Everyone has a part to play in creating the kind of world we all want to live in and Women’s Support Motueka needs your help to realise our vision that:

All women and their families within our community are safe, well and empowered to meet their full potential.

We want to work with agencies and partners to provide education and information on family violence and other issues. We want to reach more women who need our support. 

Please get in touch with our new community engagement coordinator at Women’s Support Motueka. We’re developing workshops, making plans, and would be keen to work with you to do this.