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Safer homes in New Zealand every day

Founded in 1990, Shine is a leading specialist domestic abuse service provider. We’re proud to be part of Presbyterian Support Northern, joining in its mission to help create a better life for everyone, especially those affected by family violence. 

We work to stop domestic abuse and advocate on behalf of victims through a range of direct, practical services designed to help adults and child victims become safe. We also motivate men who’ve used abusive behaviour to change. And we indirectly help thousands more victims through professional training and working with employers to create workplaces that are safe and supportive for staff experiencing domestic abuse. Shine is passionate about working with others to create violence-free communities.

“The name of our organisation is hopeful, optimistic and positive. These are tough times and family violence is a grim issue – on both counts, this country needs to feel that a light is shining on a terrible problem and that some brightness is coming.”
– Jane Drumm, Shine General Manager