Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust is a group of volunteers who want to make a
difference by supporting homeless women in Central Wellington. These women are in a vulnerable position,
have nowhere to call home and need support and time to make a difference to
The Trust was set up to help women who find themselves in this position and want to turn their lives around. It took nearly four years of planning and fundraising before the Trust could open our inner city accommodation in July 2013 and it has been busy ever since.
Supporting Our Women
The women are offered individual help and are assisted with access to other
available support services including access to doctors, drug and alcohol
treatment, mental and social health where needed.
This support is designed to help the women transition into feeling more confident about their situation and move into safe sustainable housing if that is their wish.
To provide this support, the Trust works in partnership with existing agencies working in the social support sector; Downtown City Ministry, the Soup Kitchen, PACT, Maori Women’s Refuge and the Wellington Women’s Refuge amongst others.
There are five bedrooms in a communal environment which are available to women. The women are given the opportunity to stay for up to three months, where our staff provide caring support and personal advocacy. This includes creating a support plan with each resident on arrival to assist in addressing the issues relating to their homelessness, turning their lives around, and re-establishing themselves. The Trust then assists in finding each woman safe sustainable accommodation if this is her wish.
We are a Registered Charity
Wellington Homeless Women's Trust is an incorporated Charitable Trust (2560002) which is registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission ( CC48766 ) You can make a tax deductible donation here.