The Aunties are a group of people who for various reasons – empathy, experience, and a sense of social justice – seek to provide support and serve as kaitiaki to the vulnerable, particularly those who have experienced domestic violence.
The Aunties are led by Auntie Jackie – she works with women that who are living, or have lived, in domestic violence. Jackie is the interface between a number of community organisations, and a burgeoning number of individual women, and a group of women called the Aunties. Meeting needs with aroha is their business.
Jackie is a huge fan of Celia’s and has been inspired by her. Celia’s daughter, Beks, has spent a day with Jackie, talking and observing the work that she does (and learning so much). Jackie’s values are very aligned with Celia’s and the work that Jackie and the Aunties are doing is walking alongside women, meeting with needs with love, and showing them empathy and compassion. We love this work!
How can you #getinvolved and support this group? Three things you can do: