Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
Providing Supportive Accommodation for Women on their own in Wellington City.

Our People

Our House Manager

The Trust employs a house manager, who works five days a week from the office based in the accommodation. Our House Manager supports the tenants and helps them work towards meeting their goals, manages the day-to-day administration of the Trust, and takes referrals. She is supported by a relief manager who works in the weekends, and a casual relief manager. Read more about the role of our House Manager.

Our Founding Members

The Trust was established by a small group of committed individuals who wanted to make a difference for homeless women in Wellington. The founding members of the Trust are:

  • Karen Holland
  • Marcellin Wilson
  • Catherine Hannan
  • Raye Boyle

Read about Sister Marcellin and the Trust’s beginnings here .

Our Board

The Board provides the strategic direction for the Trust, it provides operational support, and it seeks funding to further the Trust's vision. The Trust’s board currently meets monthly.

Current Board Members of the Trust

  • Hon Annette King (Patron)
  • Kirsten Patterson (Chair)
  • Marcellin Wilson (Treasurer)
  • Carol Devlin
  • Catherine Hannan
  • Moira Gilmour
  • Frances Broatch (Board Secretary)
  • Sue Sonntag (Trust Accountant)

  • Dame Therese Walsh (Ambassador)