Welcome To The Women's Centre
We're a community organisation which has been operating since 1986 providing a wealth of information and services in a safe, supportive, affirming, women-only environment. We work with and for the well-being of all women by assisting, supporting and encouraging them to make informed choices in their lives. The Centre is committed to a future based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
NEW - Rainbow Services Canterbury, Report Published
A huge thank you to all those who took part in our online survey. We are really pleased to now publish the report. Click here to access the findings.
Donations Needed - The Women’s Centre still needs your help.
We are deeply grateful for all the support that we have received since we faced a funding crisis in March. The financial and non-financial support have touched us greatly. Though we are not in financial crisis at the moment we still have to be extremely careful, as no funding is guaranteed, and the generous donations we received are mostly one-off gifts. So please keep all the goodness coming...
As a not for profit, charitable organisation, the Women's Centre relies on grants, funding bodies and donations. The bulk of our work is carried out by volunteers with just two paid positions supporting this work. We run a very economic ship on the smell of an oily rag.
What do we do? The following endorsements speak for themselves...
“From the moment I entered the Women’s Centre I felt safe. I just don’t know where I would be if I had not sought this help.” (Counselling client)
“Coming to the Women’s Centre was a decision that has changed my life. Each week as I leave the Women’s Centre I feel gratitude and think how lucky our broken city is to have such a valuable resource.” (Counselling client)
“The Women’s Centre has a vitally important role into the wellbeing of our city, especially at this time of extra stress. Women are the backbone of our families. If women do well, their partners do well and their children do well. Women cannot do well without support. The Women’s Centre has always provided this support to women who need it. They have done it professionally, compassionately and with great forethought for the last 30 years. I have no hesitation in referring women to the Centre and have always had excellent feedback.”
(Dr Sue Bagshaw, Senior Medical Officer 298 Youth Health)
What can you do? Donate today ...
There are a number of ways you can donate to us:
- Visit our Givealittle page by following this link https://givealittle.co.nz/org/womensc
- Use our Donate Now button on this website or on our Facebook page
- Direct payment to our bank account 38 9006 0580625 00
Thank you for your generous support - Together we can make a difference
All donations are tax deductible
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