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. 

 

Fundraiser for the Women's Centre

Join us on Thursday July 28th at Blue Smoke to help fundraise and keep the Women's Centre open. Christchurch’s songwriters, singers and poets will interpret the works of Patti Smith. Among them you will see and hear The Eastern, Paul Ubana Jones, Amiria Grenell, Carmel Courtney, Reb Fountain, Audrey Baldwin, Lindon Puffin, Emma Cameron (Decades), Alice Anderson, Emily Fairlight, Rebecca Nash, Ryan Fisherman, Brendan Gregg and more. Get tickets here: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/50750/The-True-Good-Songs-and-Words-Of-Patti-Smith.utr

Join us on Thursday July 28th at Blue Smoke to help fundraise and keep the Women's Centre open. Christchurch’s songwriters, singers and poets will interpret the works of Patti Smith. Among them you will see and hear The Eastern, Paul Ubana Jones, Amiria Grenell, Carmel Courtney, Reb Fountain, Audrey Baldwin, Lindon Puffin, Emma Cameron (Decades), Alice Anderson, Emily Fairlight, Rebecca Nash, Ryan Fisherman, Brendan Gregg and more.

Get tickets here: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/50750/The-True-Good-Songs-and-Words-Of-Patti-Smith.utr

 

 

Donations Needed  - The Women’s Centre desperately needs your help.

As a not for profit, charitable organisation, the Women's Centre relys 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.  But with funding for mental health and well being providers at an all time low and with only four months of funding left, the Centre’s future is in jeopardy.

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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