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

Our Stories


Our Staff

The house manager manages the day-to-day running of the Trust. Read about her working day and the role she plays in helping our residents. And read her story - one year on.

Our Residents

Daisy* arrived at the Homeless Women’s Trust two weeks after it opened. She talks about what led her to be without a home and how she found a new lease of life, with the help and support of the Trust and their manager. Read Daisy’s story

Mother of six and step-mother of four, Sadie* had not thought of herself as homeless until she realised that dossing at her ex-partner’s home and sleeping on her children’s couches was no longer an option for her. She talks about what led her to be in this situation and how the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust helped her to regain her confidence and get her life back. Read Sadie’s story 

Patricia* was determined to take a positive approach to life when she came out of prison. Three months’ accommodation with the Wellington Homeless Trust gave her time to put a new future in place and leave the past behind. She tells us her story

Mere* is a frequent flyer to the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust. This is her second visit. She says “Without the Trust where would we be?”

Callie* is our youngest tenant so far. Callie says the best thing about the Trust is that they’ve helped her seek accommodation and gain the benefits she is entitled to.

Jamie*, originally from Gisborne, left her roots and whanau after the death of her husband. Jamie says the Trust is a safe place where you can reflect on things.

* not real names

Our Board

Sister Marcellin has always been a strong advocate for justice. Read her story about setting up the Trust.

Our Supporters

EvaluationConsult has generously helped the Trust to develop a robust reporting and planning framework. Read about the EvaluationConsult team’s work with the Trust.