“From the bottom of my heart”

Nov 14, 2019 | Events, In the Media, News

The guest books at Shine’s Auckland refuges are testament to the many lives you, our supporters, have helped save. We’ve selected three quotes from women happy to share their words with you:

“My time at Shine was amazing and I’m sad to be leaving to be honest. Staff here were very caring and interested in helping you through your situation as to why you are here. Being at Shine refuge made me realise my worth, how strong I am and they helped me when everyone had given up on me. I’m very thankful. 

“Also staying here I have made some lifelong friends that I’m grateful to have met, staff included.”


“I just wanted to thank Shine for everything. Words cannot explain how much my children and I appreciate everything you did for us. Staying here gave me stress free (time) and I had times to have a good sleep. Kathi, thank you for standing by me and guiding me through this journey. I know it’s not over yet but I feel like my new beginning starts here. I can’t thank you enough. You are amazing!!! And from the bottom of my heart, Thank You. 

“We really have enjoyed our time here and have learned a lot.  Shine, Thank You.”


“I am grateful to Karen for her warmth, experience, energy and professionalism in supporting me. I was able to get a protection order, self-represented and supported by Karen. The warmth and safety of the home and significant presence and mana of Karen in the home resonates when she has left for the day. She really did go above and beyond the call of duty driving me to the courts to get my applications in. Really appreciative for that. It really is the people and management of the place that made this a success for me moving forward.”