We are partly funded by MSD, but also rely on grants, local business and private donors and fundraising activities.
We get referrals from the Ministry of Social Development and local support services.
We provide women a room for 3 months in our shared house and support them into finding their own permanent homes.
No woman in Tauranga Moana wakes up without hope for her future.
Awhina House offers a housing focused, sustainable accommodation option for women who are homeless.
We are not an emergency night shelter.
We want to see homeless women transform their lives and make long-term change.
We want to break the cycle of homelessness and we are committed to supporting women into their own independent housing.
We are not a band aid solution to homelessness.
At Awhina House homeless women are nurtured, supported and advocated for.
We have a referral process for taking in new women so that Awhina House is a safe place for every woman who is under our roof.
Awhina House is a part of the community wide response to the multifaceted issue of homelessness.
We have a shared residential facility with up to 12 women living in our house at one time.
Awhi – To embrace and support women who are homeless
Ngākau Aroha – To show compassion, kindness and empathy.
Manaakitanga – To show hospitality, kindness and respect to all.
Rangatiratanga – To be able to make own choices, make own decisions, have a voice.
Whanau – To build strong relationships and trust