Initiative launched to help Wellington’s homeless women

A new facility to provide transitional housing for single women in Wellington has opened its doors.

Wellington Women’s Homeless Trust (WHWT) spokesperson Frances Broatch (pictured above left) said the housing unit opened in July and had been busy ever since. The Trust’s accommodation unit can take up to five women at any one time.

The accommodation is for single women who find themselves without a home for some reason. The women can live there for a period of up to three months. During this time they are fully supported and coached to make and achieve some positive goals in their lives.

“We’ve already had women who have moved in and spent some time with us, who have been encouraged and supported, and have now moved on to new homes and jobs,” Ms Broatch said.

“We’d like to thank those in the community who are supporting us, our staff and the amazing women and organisations we work with.”

A lot of planning has gone into establishing the accommodation facility, its objectives and how it operates. The response to date shows that this emergency accommodation for single women is very much needed and can make a positive difference to those who stay in it.

The Trust is run by a group of volunteers, three of whom are religious sisters. It has funding for up to two years from the private sector and hopes to continue to receive support from the community to continue with its vision to provide support and accommodation for homeless women who want to improve their situation, in Wellington, New Zealand.


Source: Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust press release

Image: Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust

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