The Nelson Women's Centre needs your help to meet the increasing demand for our services. We assisted over 3500 people last year.
Nelson / Tasman
The Nelson Women’s Centre is a resource centre that helps women and children in the Nelson/Tasman region. We assist women to grow, heal, and get back on their feet, and connect them with further community support. In the last fifteen months, we worked with 3820 clients.
We have recently extended our counselling space to meet increasing demand.
We are one of the few places in Nelson where women can access ten free counselling sessions.
We have five volunteer counsellors on staff, and two social workers, and we share space with Nelson Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH).
Our new counselling room was built by the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, with support from many local businesses. Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved so far – we couldn’t have done it without you.
BUT: we’ve run into a few technical difficulties along the way – as building projects always do! And we really need help to get it finished.
We also desperately need to upgrade our existing counselling rooms.
Your donations will go towards:
Completing the new room, including meeting council building and resource consents, final painting, installation of bike racks, and finishing the deck, and;
Purchase and installation of new furniture and carpet for an existing counselling room.
We exist through a combination of government funding, which is never guaranteed, community trust funds and grants which must be constantly applied for, donations, and the hard work of a large team of volunteers.
We are extremely grateful for your help.
"Te whare awhina mo nga wahine puawai... a supportive place where all women can flourish."
Britta Hietz is the coordinator for the Women's Centre. She is our facilitative leader who focuses on people, programmes, facilities, and funding.
The Nelson Women’s Centre is a community resource centre that supports women and children in the Nelson/Tasman region. The Centre hosts a number of low-cost services, including counsellors, free social work / advocacy and creative / self development workshops.