Established in November 2003, the Nadi Women’s Crisis Centre is funded by NZAID. Current funding resumed in July 2004 and will end in June 2005. The Centre is located on the western side of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island. The services provided by the Centre extends down the cane-belt area to include the townships of Nadi, Lautoka, Sigatoka and surrounding villages and rural settlements. The address of the Centre is 84 Sagayam Road, Nadi. The Centre’s postal address is PO Box 2663, Nadi Town and telephone contact is (679) 6707 558. Working hours at the Centre are from 8.30am- 4pm, Monday-Friday.
The Centre was previously located in Lautoka and known as the Lautoka Women’s Crisis Centre. A group of concerned women discussed the need for a centre that provided crisis counselling and support services to the victims/survivors of violence in Lautoka and contacted the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre to express their interest in setting up a centre in Lautoka similar to that of FWCC. FWCC Coordinator was invited to explain the details of operating and managing a crisis centre. In December 1994, a group of 20 women attended a one-week training course run by FWCC on basic counseling skills. 13 women then volunteered their time as counsellors, which led to the formation of the Lautoka Women’s Crisis Centre. In November 2003, the Lautoka Women’s Crisis Centre ceased operation and opened up for services in Nadi. This move came about to cater for clients coming from the Sigatoka/Nadi area