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    • The Invisible Women
      • 20 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > The Invisible Women OPINION - Written by our very own Board Chair, Jo Cribb. About 50% of Aotearoa's homeless are women, but they are far less likely to be sleeping rougher than men. She is likely to be younger, Māori, have a lower income and be more dependent on benefits than a homeless man. Women with children are also more likely to be homeless than those without. Homeless women are also less likely to be found in temporary accommodation (boarding hostels and alike), but more likely to be found couch surfing between friends/family or sharing overcrowded accommodation with others. https://www.newsroom.co.nz/jo-cribb-the-invisible-women Published Aug 25, 2021Photo by - Lynn Grieveson   

    • Visit from New Zealand Labour Hire
      • 9 Jun 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  Employment Opportunities for our Wahine Joshua from New Zealand Labour Hire visited our whare this week. Joshua’s job is to connect industry with people that are seeking stable employment. Once you are registered in their system, they work tirelessly to match you with the right job role. We discussed opportunities for our wahine and how we can work together to get them into their system and employed with a stable income. This is a big goal for a lot of our wahine at Te Whare Nukunoa, landing a job is empowering and we do everything we can to help them achieve this. See their website for more information: https://www.nzlabourhire.co.nz/   

    • Welcome!
      • 17 May 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •    Welcome to our new wahine! We are very excited to welcome our new wahine this month! Our team at Te Whare Nukunoa have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to get all of our rooms ready and feeling homely. Well done team and thank you to everyone who has donated items, our whare looks amazing!   

    • New Quilts!
      • 8 Apr 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >   New Quilts for our Wahine We are blessed to have received these beautiful hand-crafted quilts. Thank you to Mary and her wonderful quilting group who provide our wahine with their own quilts each year.These are a gift and a small reminder of their time at our whare.Thank you!   

    • Riding For Homeless
      • 28 Feb 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Riding For Homeless Follow Nick on his huge adventure! He is cycling the length of New Zealand (Cape Reinga to Bluff) to raise money and awareness for homeless women. All donations raised will go towards helping our women in Wellington take the next positive step in their lives. You can follow his journey here: Instagram - @riding_for_homeless Facebook - Riding For Homeless Live tracking - https://touraotearoa2022.maprogress.com/ We wish you all the best and safe travels!   

    • Success Story #01
      • 4 Feb 2022
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •  Meet Krystal She has been kind enough to share her story with us and the impact Te Whare Nukunoa has had on her life since her stay with us. We want help more wāhine like Krystal through their hard times, provide them with a safe space and equip them with the tools they need to have the best chance at success after their stay with us.We love sharing their stories!   

    • Surprise Christmas Gifts!
      • 26 Dec 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > Toiletry Bags from Skin Focus! We are very humbled by the support we have gotten from our community this Christmas. For the last couple of years, Helen from Skin Focus has gone above and beyond to donate toiletry bags filled with wonderful self-care products. These bags were gifted to all wahine who are staying with us this Christmas. Thank you Helen!  

    • Article | About Tania & Our Whare
      • 4 May 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  Sitting on the floor of her room, Tania Thompson says she has been working on an art piece for her bedroom wall. The 58-year-old is fond of recycling and often sees the worth in what others have thrown away. The piece she is weaving comes from discarded thin, wooden planks she found around central Wellington. It’s been a while since Thompson had a place to call home, which she could decorate how she liked. For the past two years, Thompson has been couch-surfing, living in her cousin’s shed and on the streets of central Wellington. She’s one of 41,000 people who are homeless in New Zealand. This figure included people who were living out of cars and in garages. But for the past five months, Thompson has been living in transitional housing on Manners St, provided by Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust (WHWT). “I feel really safe and wish I had come here ages ago. I look forward to coming home," she said.   <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125008567/wellington-homeless-womens-trust-tenant-looks-forward-to-coming-home" class="sqs-block-button-element--small sqs-button-element--tertiary sqs-block-button-element" target="_blank" > Full Article   Permalink

    • Experience & Enjoy Asian cooking
      • 27 Feb 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <a tabindex="0" role="button" class="previous" aria-label="Previous Slide" > <a tabindex="0" role="button" class="next" aria-label="Next Slide" >   Asian Cooking Experience We are so blessed to have one of our ladies share her talents in the kitchen. She loves sharing her culture with us and in particular enjoys making treats like this. Your koha to us is most appreciated, thank you.  

    • Erana's Story | Dressed for Success
      • 23 Feb 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <a tabindex="0" role="button" class="previous" aria-label="Previous Slide" > <a tabindex="0" role="button" class="next" aria-label="Next Slide" >    Erana's StoryDressed for Success An incredible and proud moment for all those who were involved in this event. Acknowledgement to the team at Dress for Success – you were all amazing. Very proud to share the story of our Erana who gained the confidence to be one of the models. Here is her story and may it be an inspiration to others. My Pink Coat I had many ups and downs in life, addiction, relationships, unemployment and homelessness to name a few. I wanted to do better and at times I struggled to see a way forward. I was grateful getting the support from the ladies at WHWT - I believe they, ‘saved me’. One significant support was when they encouraged me to meet the ladies at ‘Dress for Success’. I was not use to people fussing over me and telling what sort of clothes I looked good in. But that all changed when I tried on my famous ‘Pink Coat’. Walking down Willis Street wearing it, this made me feel like a “million dollars” and it continues to do so when I’m feeling sad. I often reflect and go back to that moment - and what it felt like when I wore that “Pink Coat”. Months later I got a call from the lovely ladies at Dress for Success asking if I would be one of their models…. Very nervous about doing it but whaea Hiria says, you can do and don’t forget to take your ‘Pink Coat’. Wow, at Government House it was like on the movies, the red carpet which made us all very nervous especially me but we got to practice before the guest arrived. I wore some amazing outfits and can you believe it - I got to wear my ‘Pink Coat’ at Government House. At the end they asked if I would say a few words which I did. I was happy and overwhelmed when Dame Patsy Reddy came up to me on stage for a photo. I will cherish this experience for the rest of my life – Thank you everyone…. Erana……   

    • A night at Sky Arena
      • 20 Feb 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >   SIX60 Concert A night at Sky Arena and an experience to remember, came to these fortunate ladies. One saying that she has always wanted to see SIX60 live in concert but never could afford to go – this is a dream come true, she says. So to those who made this all possible and big shout out and thank you to you.  

    • Thank You Kaibosh
      • 20 Jan 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >    Special Delivery Big Shout out to the Kaibosh team for the food delivery, the extra kai is a huge help to our ladies. You are amazing!   

    • Happy New Year!
      • 11 Jan 2021
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >    <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  Happy New Year Everyone! I hope this message finds you all well and you have enjoyed the festive season. Our community remains kind to us and has kicked off the 2021 year with this wonderful offer of office furniture and whiteware. On behalf of our Trust, we would like to acknowledge and thank our Greater Wellington Regional Council and staff for the offer of storage for the next couple of weeks.   

    • Donated by Skin Focus
      • 7 Dec 2020
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >    Simple things mean a lot! When our ladies were presented with these gifts they were rapt. One stating, “Oh wow are these for us and can we keep the bag”. To Helen at Skin Focus and those who packed, donated and delivered these “A big ‘Mihi’ and thanks from us all.   

    • Farewell
      • 2 Dec 2020
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >    We wish you well We say farewell and good luck to one of our ladies who has just moved into her own place. We thank you for the beautiful decorations you put up for us and the amazing memories you shared. All the very best — Meri Kirihimete   

    • Good Bitches Baking
      • 30 Nov 2020
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >   Be Kind! To the wonderful ladies at Good Bitches Baking who made these for us and the time you spent decorating the boxes was very much appreciated.With our W.A.L.K program here our ladies learn different crafts - so when they see others enjoying this as well, it puts a smile on their faces. And of course the best part of eating all the goodies inside – THANK YOU!  

    • Wonderful Quilt Donation
      • 27 Oct 2020
      • Wellington Homeless Women's Trust
      •   <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " >  Beautiful Quilts for Our New Ladies Again, we are blessed to have received these beautiful donated hand-crafted quilts. When a tenant stays with us we share with them the true essence of what these ‘taonga’ gifts represent. We share with our ladies - the valued time it took for the volunteers to make, the discussions you all would have had as a group and the thought that your master pieces will be going to worthwhile charity. So to each and everyone of you, we say - thank you and God Bless.   

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