Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
What we do
Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust is a charity dedicated to making a difference within our community by providing support and accommodation to women who are homeless 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.