Taupō Social Services Directory

Awhina Society - Taupo Womens Refuge - Taupo Community Food Bank

Contact Details

Eileen Devane
PO Box 595 Taupō
07 377 1055


Target Group

Refuge - Women, children, families suffering the effects of Family Violence. Food Bank – Individuals and Families in the Taupō Community

Core Services/Focus

Refuge - Education, support, advocacy to families who are or have been victims of Family Violence.

Food Bank – Distribution of healthy food parcels to families and individuals. Support, education and referral to eliminate debt and achieve outcomes.

Referral Criteria

Refuge - Women, Families affected by Family Violence.

Food Bank – Families and individuals affected by hardship.

Who Can Refer

Refuge – Anyone. Food Bank – Agency by phone or email only

Referral process

Refuge - Phone, email, web site

Food Bank – Budget/referral letter

Current Services Being Delivered
  1. Refuge – Support, advocacy, education to victims of Family Violence.
  2. Refuge – 24 hour crisis intervention telephone number – 377 1055
  3. Refuge – Confidential safe house residential support to Women and children who are victims of Family Violence.
  4. Food Bank – Healthy Food Parcels.
  5. Food Bank – Education and referral to agencies to eliminate debt and poverty.
  6. Food Bank – Individual plans to achieve healthy outcomes.
Related Cost or Subsidy Available

Nil/ Refuge rent negotiable


Basic NeedsStopping violence and abuse services - Family Violence

We thank our supporters

Without their support we couldn’t deliver our service to the community of Taupō.

Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)

Lottery Grants Board