Your official update from the Wellington Women's Boarding House committee. We can create a world where every woman has a safe place to call home.
Kia ora koutou,

In a few day's time Matariki will be signalling the Māori New Year.

Matariki is a time of renewal and celebration, and for us at the house we have a lot to celebrate. Matariki is when we're going to start putting some big plans into action - so that we can support even more women to find safe, affordable and comfortable places to call home.

Over the past few months we've been working on our strategy to ensure that there are housing options for women that suit their circumstances. Thank you for all your support in helping to make our big plans become a reality.

A visit from local MPs
We were proud to host MPs Annette King and Grant Robertson this month to show the value of the services that we provide to our community. Grant Robertson posted on his Facebook wall soon afterwards "Annette and I had a great visit today at the Wellington Women's Boarding House - an organisation doing a fantastic job for homeless women in Wellington. The House provides low-cost, temporary housing for women on low incomes or in transition and is so calm and welcoming. The House always needs support, so head on over to their website for more information www.wwbh.org.nz"  Thanks Grant and Annette!

Come work for us
We're recruiting for a cleaner for 10 hours a week to clean our large house near the Mount Victoria end of Courtenay Place. We're a living wage employer and we need someone to start right away. More details can be found here. To apply please email us your CV to committee@wwbh.org.nz
 
Women's stories
"It was so good to read about the good work the Boarding House is doing, just exactly what it was set up to do. Not condescending, not "charitable", but clearly aiming at empowerment of the women.  I am thrilled about that.

Congratulations to all of you involved with the house." - Jill, WWBH founder

Are you having a clear out of carpet or curtains?
Please contact Margaret at house@wwbh.org.nz.

Thank you!
We would like to thank all those who have donated goods and services to the boarding house over the past few months including Tam for the donation of Paint, St Vincent de Paul in Newtown who gave WWBH Easter Eggs to give to our residents, Good Bitches Baking, Ellen Blake, Jen Blake, Dr Michelle Thunders, KaiboshIAG (State Insurance), ANZ and all the individuals from the businesses who dropped by with goods. Volunteer Wellington for their amazing work hooking us up with volunteers for working bee days at the house. Our last working bee was a fantastic success thanks to the wonderful volunteers from CHORUS.

Thanks for all those who continue to donate good quality women's clothing and shoes and toiletries.

We can't get over your generosity!

Ka kite anō. 
For more information on the Wellington Women's Boarding House go to wwbh.org.nz or contact manager Margaret Speirs on (04) 977-0453 or house@wwbh.org.nz.
 
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