About the Centre

Te whare āwhina mō ngā wāhine puawai...

 a supportive place where all women can flourish.

We are a resource and support centre for all women and children in the Nelson Tasman region.


We offer services such as social worker support, advocacy, information on women's rights, workshops, a library and opshop, and a programme of workshops.


You do not have to be in any sort of crisis to visit us or use our services. 


Our team works with women to empower them to be safe, resourceful, to value themselves and to achieve their potential.


We exist through a combination of government funding, donations, and the hard work of a large team of volunteers. If you are interested in supporting us - by donation, by volunteering, or by running a workshop - please get in touch!


Come in for a cuppa anytime we're open (Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-2pm). We have a welcoming kitchen/lounge area, a cozy logburner in the winter, and a sunny deck out the back. Come meet other women or enjoy a safe quiet space on your own.


Social workers and counsellors

We are one of the few places in Nelson where women can access very low cost counselling with our team of Counsellors.


Our social workers can help with advocacy, information, support with other organisations, and advice. They will also be your first port of call to get you set up with one of our counsellors. 


Op Shop

We have an Op Shop in the Centre. Come find (or donate!) women's and children's clothes and small household goods. All proceeds from the Op Shop go directly back into the operation of the Nelson Women's Centre.