Shakti is a migrant organisation that offers support to Asian and Migrant women. They have workers from various cultures who are fluent in a variety of languages, and have 7 member organisations in Central, West and South Auckland, Central North Island and South Island.
Shakti’s services include:
- information on matters of immigration, WINZ, health etc
- education and basic life-skills programmes
- information and advocacy services
- legal advice
The Shakti Asian Women’s Safe House (refuge) provides an environment of safety and support to women and their children who are affected by family violence. To contact the refuge, call 0800 SHAKTI (outside Auckland) or inside Auckland on 820 3507.
You can contact Shakti at the following centres:
Shakti Asian Women’s Centre
138 Church St.
Phone:(09) 636 8512
Fax: (09) 636 9654
Shakti Migrant Resource Centre
Phone: (09) 634 5426
Fax: (09) 636 6012
Phone: 522 2088 or 0800 888 880
Chinese lifeline offer both phone and face to face counselling in Mandarin and Cantonese.