A supportive place where all women can flourish

♥  Pigeon Valley Fire Info  ♥


Civil Defence Centre is now at the Richmond New Life Church, 85 Wensley Road and is the place for people to go should they have any questions or concerns and find out about the services available for those affected by the fire.  Open 8am - 5pm.

Our hearts go out to those dealing with the Pigeon Valley fire and we are grateful for all the hard work and support to our community, volunteers and supporting services for their efforts in this time of need.


Pastel drawing done by young 11 year old Leon Fenemor!





Thanks!  to Transport and Marine Covers


At the Nelson Women's Centre, we are constantly amazed by the generosity of businesses and members of the Nelson community.


Christine Clark and her team at Transport and Marine Covers spent time making and donating to us, a shade sail to cover the new deck and building that was built by the students in the building programme at NMIT in 2016. 


The shade sail reduces the sauna effect from the sun in our new exterior counselling room.  It also ties the outdoor area together and provides shade from the intensity of the sun for lunchtime relaxing and sharing, for extended workshop space and for clients to relax and enjoy our outdoor space.


Thank you Christine for your generous community spirit and for your gift to the Nelson Women's Centre.


     Volunteers Needed! 

Please apply and contribute.


The Centre needs more volunteers to help it in its many functions.

We are looking for two types of volunteer.

Those that we can call on for one-off working bees, particular projects and events.

We also require ongoing volunteers who can commit to 4-5 hours on one day per week.  These volunteers would help support the day to day running of the Centre including coordinating our Volunteer staff.


For more information, please contact
or phone 03 546 7986


     Collective Governing Body Members. 


Long standing Collective Body Member Elena Meredith will resign from her position

at the end of this year.  Elena has contributed enormously to the Centre for many years. Her departure will leave a big gap and she will be greatly missed.
The Centre is now looking for new members to who can bring skills and 
enthusiasm to help support the Centre in all its current and future endeavours.

Please contact the Centre if you would be interested.


Healing Sessions   - by donation 

Holistic Pulsing with Rona Spencer - from 11 February


Holistic Pulsing is a mind/body therapy that uses a rhythmic rocking movement that works on many levels, allowing muscles and other tissues to 'let go'.  Gentle lengthening, stretching and opening techniques are sometimes also used. Facilitated dialogue further allows you to become curious about your body and where it is holding energy

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Governing Collective Volunteers

We need passionate women to be part of the Collective that makes decisions about the day-to-day running, and the future, of the Centre.


The Governing Collective plays a very important role at the Centre. We have a flat hierarchy and we work together to help make a difference for women in the community.

We are looking for one or two dedicated women to fill vacancies in the Collective. If you would like to make a difference and are dedicated to women's causes; and can make a small monthly time commitment, we would love to hear from you. 



You can donate to our Givealittle page. Every little bit helps us continue to help women in our community. 


Become a member
You can become an Official Member of the Centre.

$10 a year helps us continue to deliver all of our vital services.

(You may pay by cash, cheque or internet banking to account

# 03-1355-0736361-00). 


 The Women’s Centre works with women to empower them to be safe and resourceful, to value themselves, and to achieve their potential.