Who is Shine?
Domestic abuse is the hidden epidemic of NZ.
Every 5 minutes the Police attend a domestic abuse callout
1 in 3 women will be physically or sexually abused by an intimate partner in her lifetime
1 child is killed by a family member every 5 weeks
1 women is killed by a family member every 3.5 weeks
Shine was founded in 1990, and we've been working since then to make NZ homes violence-free. We are New Zealand’s largest specialist organisation providing services to help victims of family violence (adults and children) to get safe and stay safe.
We offer a range of integrated services that help adult and child victims to be safe as well as supporting men who have used abuse, to change their behaviour.
We work in partnership with many organisations, from the NZ Police and Child Youth & Family Services to Family Works and the Auckland District Health Board.
Currently, we only have the resources to help a fraction of the victims who need our help. With your help through Light It Orange, we can raise the funds we so desperately need to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse are able to have the help that they need to get safe and stay safe.
For more info, please visit the Shine website.