If you're a woman who's in transition, or on a low income, you can apply to stay at the House.
Wellington Women’s House is for women who:
- are on a low income
- are in transition
- can live independently safely.
We don't have couples or children living in the House.
The house is a safe haven that helps you get back on your feet, and ready to take the next steps in life.
We have a Manager, Social Worker and a Coordinator on-site to ensure the House runs smoothly. They can help you:
- connect with other services to help you achieve your goals
- access benefits or entitlements
- get advice and guidance when you need it.
If this sounds like you and you need accommodation, you can apply to stay in the House by filling in an application form, or contacting us directly.
Our availability is limited, but we keep a waitlist and may be able to refer you to another housing provider if need be.
If this doesn’t sound like you, there are other options that may suit you better.
Find affordable housing — Dwell Housing Trust
Paying rent at the House
There are 3 different weekly rates depending on the size of the room:
Your weekly rent also covers power, and access to a landline and wifi. When you move in, you’ll need to pay 2 weeks rent in advance and 1 week's bond. Work and Income may be able to help you with this.
See if Work and Income can help — Work and Income
You’ll also need to provide your own food and personal items while you’re staying at the House, but we’ll provide the rest.
Women who live in the House are expected to be respectful, and to agree to certain rules that will be explained by our Manager or Coordinator. Some of the most important rules are:
- we are a dry house — no alcohol or drugs, or being under the influence
- we are a safe haven — no violent, abusive, or bullying behaviour
- we share this space with other residents — visitors are only allowed in the common areas
- we are a smokefree house — no smoking inside.