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Women Living Free from Violence Programme

This 16-week programme supports women to build a safe and healthy family life for themselves and any children – whether living together or apart. It is an open programme that you can join at any stage after an initial meeting with a facilitator.

It is delivered in both Feilding and Palmerston North.

It is for any woman who wants to know:

  • more about themselves
  • how to handle their emotions
  • how to value and respect themselves and others

Women Living Free from Violence supports women who have witnessed violence, are in a violent relationship or use violence and abuse themselves and want to build a life free from violence.

This personal, practical and interactive programme supports you to make life changes by learning:

  • the impact of violence and abuse on everyone
  • the triggers to anger and stress
  • how to manage anger and resolve conflict
  • how to choose and grow healthy relationships
  • how to hold boundaries and keep yourself safe
  • how to communicate respectfully and assertively
  • parenting and behaviour management strategies
  • how to make the best choices
  • the importance of ensuring the safety of children and how to achieve this
  • practical ways of making life changes through improved self esteem, knowledge and awareness

 The programme involves:

  • a one-on-one planning and goal-setting session with you and anyone else you would like to have at this meeting eg. your partner, family or support person
  • attending weekly group sessions to work through the programme's 16 modules
  • three review meetings to check your progress and whether you need other support
  • in-home Family Support Service socail worker visits, as needed.

 Talk to us today to find out how we can help you to make positive life choices.


Talk to us today. Phone: (06) 323 8330
Fax:  (06) 323 9330
Visit:  Feilding - Corner of Stafford and Fergusson Streets.
          Palmerston North - 2nd floor Grand Hotel, Corner the Square & Church Stst

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