Living Without Violence
Tauranga Living Without Violence provides help to domestic abuse victims by supporting them to be safer and assisting in their recovery from the effects of the trauma they have experienced.
LWV also works with perpetrators of violence, encouraging them to examine and challenge their beliefs about dominant behaviour and its effects, whilst teaching them non-controlling and non-violent alternatives.
The free programmes provided, together with collaboration (and advocation) with other agencies, means LWV can effectively intervene and stop the cycle of abuse in families.
"During 2019-20 we supported 1,609 victims and perpetrators of violence, enabling us to turn the tide of domestic abuse in the Tauranga community."
In 2020, Acorn funding was provided by the Tauranga Help Fund.