ASKING FOR HELP CAN BE VERY HARD, WE CAN HELP POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. 

 
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Application Criteria

We are not able take all of the women who get referred onto us, due to limited spaces available. For the women who stay with us we maintain a safe and peaceful environment for women who are committed to making a change in their lives. Their needs are a priority and need protecting, we are unable to take on women who fail to meet the following criteria.

  

Specifically women who have:

 
  • Dependant children
  • Dependant pets
  • Previous convictions of arson
  • Ongoing alcohol and drug use
  • High risk mental health issues
  • No access to Income and/or Benefits
 
 
 

 
Women's Refuge

Wellington Women's Refuge

DCM

Downtown Community Ministry

Work and Income

Ministry of Social Development

 

 

Emergency Referral Agencies

WHWT works closely with associated agencies and social services within the collaborative framework of Te Mahana. Agencies such as Downtown City Mission (DCM), Work and Income (WINZ) and The Soup Kitchen are the first line of contact for people in emergency housing situations, these agencies refer clients to agencies better suited to assist depending on clients specific needs and issues.

 

What they do

These services provide a variety of valuable services from making referrals to shelter, providing food and warm clothing and access to medical care. They have professionals who can discuss what a women’s options are. They also have expertise of the sector and what services can provide and how to make a referral easy.

 

How they help  

These services have the ability to access emergency and transition accommodation depending on availability. 

 

Why Is It Important to Contact Them First

They can assess which service applies to address your individual needs, and refer you onto another service if this is needed.

 
 

EMERGENCY HELP
0800 559 009

Work And Income (WINZ) 

 
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