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WHAT WE DO

A Tower of Stones

SERVICES

Connecting You with Support and Empowerment

Counselling

We offer safe, supportive, low-cost individual sessions with a trained therapist.  Our resident counsellor, Bridget Farmiloe is available to see clients at the Centre. Six free sessions are offered to women with dependent children.  Subsidised counselling also available for women who don't meet this criteria. Appointments are necessary.

 

Drop-In Services

Come as you are to our warm and welcoming environment, where we offer information, education, and support. Whether you're seeking guidance or simply a listening ear, our doors are open to you

Telephone Support

Need to talk? Reach out to us for confidential support, information, or general inquiries. Dial our 0800-number, 0800 2 DROPIN (0800 237674),. Alternatively, you can email us through our Contact Us page..

Information & Referrals

Access a wealth of resources, providing up-to-date information on community services, health issues, legal matters, budgeting, and more. If you require further assistance, we're here to connect you with the relevant agency or service.
 

Legal Clinic

We run a free legal clinic every third Friday between 9.30am and 10.30am.  The clinic is held either at the centre or at Homebuilders and is staffed by local lawyers. To book or for further details please contact the centre.

 

Massage

Take time out to relax and allow yourself some nurturing.  Experienced practitioner Heidi Downey offers holistic pulsing by appointment on Mondays at the Centre.  This is a gentle non-intrusive bodywork that activates your body's natural healing mechanism.  $65 per hour.  Bookings essential.

Noticeboards

Stay informed about community events, educational opportunities, health updates, and more through our noticeboards inhouse and through our social media platforms. It's your go-to place for staying connected and involved in our vibrant community.

 

Pregnancy Tests & Condoms

Free pregnancy test kits and condoms are available on request.

 

Support & Advocacy

We advocate on behalf of women with government and non-government agencies. We affirm women and support them in making choices in their lives.

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COURSES

Empowering Learning: Explore Our Range of Courses

Courses are in run throughout the school terms, offering you ongoing opportunities for growth and enrichment. Dive into our diverse offerings, carefully curated to cater to your interests and personal development needs.

  • Clay Workshop

  • Harakeke/Flax Weaving

  • Careers Support

  • Intro to Group Facilitation

  • Painting Workshop

  • Self Care Workshops

  • Sustainability Workshop

Young Mum's Group

A nurturing sanctuary designed specifically for young mothers aged 18-24 in the Rodney area, providing a safe haven for them and their families to flourish. Led by Sarah and bolstered by subject experts, this community offers a supportive environment to navigate the ups and downs of motherhood with confidence and camaraderie. It's an empowering journey filled with growth, friendship, and unwavering support.

WOW Move Up (Women of Worth)

Unleash your potential with Move Up, an exhilarating 8-session program designed to ignite transformation in your life! Each week, immerse yourself in a dynamic group environment tailored to empower you in seven pivotal areas of life. Discover the depths of your worth and strengths, harness your unique skills and talents, and embark on a journey of lasting change. With a powerful toolkit at your disposal, conquer challenges, build resilience, and pave the way to success. Craft a realistic roadmap towards the life you've always dreamed of—for yourself and your loved ones.

Intro to Art Therapy

Immerse yourself in a transformative 5-week journey with our Intro to Art Therapy course.. Throughout this comprehensive program, you'll delve into the principles and benefits of art therapy, exploring various art materials and techniques while expressing yourself in a supportive environment. Each week offers a unique focus, from creative exploration and self-reflection to healing through creativity. Led by Heidi an experienced instructor, you'll learn to harness the therapeutic power of art to reduce stress, promote well-being, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. 

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GROUPS

Join Our Supportive Community

SuperGrans/SuperSkills Peer Groups

Our SuperGrans/SuperSkills peer support groups are here to empower you on your journey of personal growth and skill-building. Led by our dedicated volunteers, these groups offer a welcoming space where you can connect, learn, and flourish. Join us for ongoing sessions throughout the school terms and discover the support and camaraderie you've been seeking.

Cook and Chat

Every 2nd Wednesday, immerse yourself in our Cook and Chat mornings, where we come together to share recipes, stories, and laughter while preparing and enjoying nutritious and delicious meals. It's more than just cooking—it's about building connections and nurturing friendships.

Crafty Conversations

Unleash your creativity and join us every Friday for Crafty Conversations. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, this is your opportunity to connect with others, chat, and engage in fun crafting activities. Plus, it's child-friendly, so feel free to bring the little ones along!

Gardening

Get your hands dirty and join our monthly gardening meetups, where we cultivate and care for our Centre Community garden. From planting to harvesting, our garden is a vibrant space that supports our various groups and events, fostering a sense of community and connection.

Walking

Step outside and join us for a leisurely stroll and chat with fellow members of our community. Enjoy the fresh air, gentle exercise, and meaningful conversations as we explore the beauty of our surroundings. Afterward, gather at the Centre for a refreshing cuppa and continued camaraderie.

Mentor Meet Up

Are you passionate about empowering others? Join our SuperGrans/SuperSkills mentors for their bi-monthly meetups, where they engage in training, support, and session planning. If you're interested in becoming part of this vibrant group, don't hesitate to reach out—your expertise and enthusiasm are welcomed with open arms.

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