Testimonials

"When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long. Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against him. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again."  a Shine client

“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.” 11-year-old KIDshine client

 “I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.” a Shine client

 “If I had taken up the course sooner, I would not have ended up in my current situation. This programme has changed my perspective towards domestic violence.” No Excuses participant

 “Staying at the Shine Refuge has been an absolute life changing experience for myself and my daughters. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for the enormous amount of help we have received from the ladies at the house.”

“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such an opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whanau I work  with around the issues of domestic violence.” a Shine client

 “The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine safe@home affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace of mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.

“This is by no means an easy job, with the volunteers having to face very sensitive situations head on. Shine’s volunteers get a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence.”

“Today, my daughter and I are safe. I feel that I’m alive because of support from the Shine Helpline. ” Shine client