About Us

Founded in 1990, Shine is a leading specialist family violence service provider in New Zealand.

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Shine is an acronym that stands for Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday. This name – and our aims in addressing family violence – are hopeful, positive and optimistic. We want people to feel that there is some light shining on a terrible problem in New Zealand and that some brightness is ahead.

Shine provides a range of effective, practical and innovative services to achieve our mission to stop family violence in New Zealand. We directly help thousands of adults and children who experience abuse every year to become safer through our frontline services; and we indirectly help thousands more through our professional training programmes: Shine RESPOND in communities, the DVFREE programme in workplaces and our health sector partnerships.

Shine works closely with a number of government agencies, community organisations and businesses to achieve our goals more effectively, from the NZ Police and Oranga Tamariki to Health New Zealand, NZ Probation Service, Whakarongorau telehealth services and many more.

Shine is part of the Presbyterian Support Northern group of social services, which include Family Works and Lifeline Aotearoa.