Restoring hope. Empowering change.

Gandhi Nivas provides early intervention and prevention services for New Zealand men identified at risk of committing harm in the family home. 

Our innovative community based approach supports men to change their behaviour, reducing the likelihood of further family harm and increasing safety for their families. 

Nearly 60% of men who have been through the Gandhi Nivas programme have been prevented from reoffending.* 

Gandhi Nivas has helped more than 2,500 families in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

 *Gandhi Nivas 2014 - 2019: A statistical description of client demographics and involvement in police-recorded family violence occurrences. Massey University

Helping men help themselves

A key aspect of family violence intervention is engaging offenders in their own rehabilitation. Gandhi Nivas helps men take a positive role in stopping violence against women.

To reduce offending, we work to educate each offender about the consequences of their action, challenging them to accept responsibility and helping them to seek support in changing their behaviour.

Gandhi Nivas makes a difference because:

It places emphasis on intervention within 24 hours.

Early provision of counselling and support services to prevent family harm from occurring.

It recognises and provides for diverse needs and circumstances.

Victims do not have to leave their homes and families because men are provided emergency accommodation.