Living Without Violence (Waiheke Network) Inc recognises that members of the community want to be involved in raising the profile of our service and of domestic violence in general.  These are some of the ways that you can help us in our work of supporting families affected by domestic/family violence:

iStock_helping_hands_extWe receive some government funding to carry out our work but are otherwise reliant upon one-off philanthropic funds and the generosity of the community to cover our operational costs and expenses.  Your donation (not matter how small you might consider it to be) will assist us in continuing to provide much needed services to people impacted by family violence.  You can donate directly on-line using our Give A Little page or by calling into  our office.

giftThe provision of in-kind donations (from good quality computer equipment, office furniture and office supplies to skilled services including handy-persons, electricians, plumbers, computer technicians, marketing and fundraising gurus) are incredibly valuable.  They assist us in directing more money towards front-line services (helping those most in need), while maintaining a safe and positive work environment for our staff.  If you are interested in helping in this way, you can complete our In-Kind Donation form or contact our Agency Manager on 372 9220.

helping handsBecause of the confidential and specialised nature of our work, we can’t accommodate volunteers in our daily operations but we welcome support from people who can donate their time in helping us in other ways, whether its setting up a stall, helping us organise our annual White Ribbon Day or lending a hand to refresh the office space with some wall washing and painting.  If you are interested in being put on our volunteers watchlist (we’ll let you know when we need some help), please complete and submit the Volunteer Register form.

inside_image_facilitating_eventsWe are keen to foster the development of strong role models and potential facilitators for our group based programmes. Training is not for everyone (there are rigorous vetting processes required commitment of several hours per week for up to 18 months) but the outcomes are very rewarding. If you are interested in training as a facilitator (we particularly need men and women interested in training to facilitate our Men’s Work programme), please contact our Client Services Coordinator on 372 9220.

laf_supportusBecome a Member.  Memberships are valid for 12 months. For further information see our Members page.

Host a gold coin donation morning tea at your work place, or a night-in with the proceeds being raised going to Living Without Violence.

Engage with us on social media.  Like our Facebook page. Share our posts with your networks.

Support our activities and events.  Come along to our fundraising and other events during the year.

Increase your knowledge of domestic and family violence by viewing our website, our  Facebook page or other information available online.

Have a conversation with your family, friends and colleagues about what domestic violence is and how we can help people.  In particular, we encourage people to have the conversation with teens, both male and female.

CharitableGivingEncourage private sector organisations to provide cash sponsorship or donations or, if you are the owner or manager of a business, consider providing cash sponsorship or donating to us.

Ask private sector organisations to nominate Living Without Violence as a recipient of their work place giving scheme.  If your work place doesn’t have a scheme, contact our Agency Manager about our Living Without Violence Payroll Giving Package.

Encourage Management of private sector organisations to establish and maintain a Domestic Violence Policy.

Ask your workplace to engage us to deliver our Good for Staff, Good for Business programme.