Supporting the Homeless
What we do for Our Women
Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust is a volunteer run charity dedicated to making a difference within our community by providing support and accommodation to homeless women in central Wellington.
These women are in vulnerable positions and have nowhere to call home. They come to us needing hands-on support and a safe environment to rebuild their lives. We provide our women with up to three months temporary accommodation while they get back on their feet and navigate the complex systems within our society.
Most women experience homelessness due to domestic or sexual abuse. Women’s homelessness is often hidden - staying with a violent partner because she can’t afford to leave; couch-surfing from one relative to another; or living in unhygienic and unsafe buildings and/ or over-crowded conditions, or cars. The Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust works in partnership with a variety of social services to provide the necessary support to move women on through the three month programme.
All donations go towards improving the lives of homeless women within our local community, these are women determined to make positive changes in their lives in order to live independently and away from negative influences.
Established for Women
FOUNDED IN 2013
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.