Family Violence Intervention and Prevention Charitable Trust (Family VIP Services) is dedicated to supporting families who are affected by family violence. Every year we help hundreds of women, men and children.
In 1977 Napier Women’s Refuge opened the first safe house in Hawke’s Bay with Hastings opening the Women’s Emergency Centre the following year. Both refuges worked side by side for many years.
In 2018 a decision was made to merge the services to create Family VIP Services, we now provide a consistent, supportive and broad scope of services across Hawke’s Bay to families in need.
Family VIP Services is dedicated to helping Hawke’s Bay families to live free from violence. Our services are designed to create an environment which protects, guides and supports families affected by violence and abuse.
Family VIP Services is a not-for-profit organisation. Our experienced and expert staff have spent years advocating for, supporting, and educating people in our community to live their lives free from violence.
We are governed by a dedicated and diverse board, who are from our community and bring with them their own experience and expertise. To date lawyers, medical professionals, educators, counsellors and business owners have formed our board. We are always looking for people to help support our vision. If you are interested, please contact us.
Working actively to prevent and eliminate Family Violence by providing protection, guidance, education, and advocacy for families in Hawkes Bay whilst empowering in personal growth and self determination
Supporting Family VIP Services helps us continue to provide positive assistance to Hawkes Bay families affected by family violence.. We rely on financial contributions and a network of volunteers to be able to continue to offer our services. Donations of money, time, services and items assist us with our work.