Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective
The Collective offers free health services and advice to all women. They have helped our community for 30 years. Help give them 6 months.Manawatu / Whanganui
Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is a women’s health information service that provides one-to-one support to assist women and whānau to navigate health services. This includes referral assistance and on-site advocacy as required, while also providing some personal services including pregnancy testing, cervical screening, condoms, and menstrual care supplies.
The Collective serves a crucial need in the Palmerston North and wider MidCentral community and has contact with up to 6,000 women each year.
This year, the DHB discontinued their women's health contract funding. Short-term funds are needed to give enough time for them to organise new grants. The aim is to raise $90,000 by September 30th to ensure that the Collective survives.
They’ve helped our community for 30 years. Help give them six months. Without it, the Collective won’t survive.
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We offer a friendly, confidential women's health information service based in Palmerston North. We provide women's health resources, referral assistance, advocacy. We are open for drop in on weekdays 9am to 5pm. Cervical screening, counselling and natural health practitioners are available by appointment. We offer free safe sex supplies, women's health lending library etc
Use of funds
The funds will be used to cover operational costs over a six month+ period, that will give them enough time to organise new grants. If the target is exceeded, the remainder funds will be used to further develop services.
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Although it does not show in the givealittle amount, last year we raised over $35,000 from donations from individuals and groups (in addition to the successful funding applications to various trusts and other funding bodies). Our major crowd funder event of an art exhibition/auction in partnership with Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage raised about $25,000 thanks to the great generosity from over 50 artists who contributed 71 pieces of art. We were also supported by BlackSheep Design in our crowd funding work and a number of other businesses, our Mayor and key City Councillors, arts ambassador Shaun Kay, and our local MP. This wonderful assistance from our community also demonstrated the strength of community support for us and our work. A big thank you to all our wonderful supporters.
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This page was created on 20 May 2019 and closed on 30 Sep 2019.