What a night!
Saturday 3rd August 2019
A prestigious black tie event in support of
Women’s Refuge Whanganui
Whanganui War Memorial Centre
We need to raise funds to complete our building ownership goal. We need to raise funds to continue the essential service we provide to victims of domestic violence in Whanganui. Your support means a lot to us.
Buy a Great Ball ticket (only a handful left) or offer cash sponsorship - we take assurance from every gesture of generosity and goodwill to make us even more effective in 2019 and beyond.
One in three women in New Zealand are affected by domestic violence. During the time guests are at The Great Ball on 3rd August, hard-working Refuge advocates in Whanganui will have answered calls from 9 women via our crisis line. That’s one woman every 50 minutes.
Women’s Refuge Whanganui, like all Refuges in New Zealand, go over and above what they are contracted to do. Cast your eye over this and you will see why (annual figures and actual delivery to 19 June 2019) and you will understand why we are stretched and why your support is the lifeline for so many women and children.
WHAT WE DO:
Community support and advocacy
What we are contracted to do and get paid for: 84
Actual delivery as at 19 June 2019: 158
Over delivered by 74, almost double the contracted volume
Crisis Line calls
What we are contracted to do and get paid for: 416.5
Actual delivery as at 19 June 2019: 978
Over double the contracted amount
FVIARS (Family Violence Interagency Response System) The critical part of what we do
What we are contracted to do and get paid for: 49
Actual delivery as at 19 June 2019: 1,865
38 times the amount contracted to deliver
Individuals in our Safe House (not including children)
What we are contracted to do and get paid for: 27.2
Actual delivery as at 19 June 2019: 86
Over 3 times the contracted volume
These disturbing statistics involve members of our community - employees, customers, neighbours, friends. Your support and willingness to help out this vital cause is highly valued and we thank you.
Your support will go a long way to help us achieve this goal. Here are some ways you can help:
Will you help us help women and children in Whanganui build lives that flourish and are free from domestic violence?
Or contact us below.