I need this place. It’s good for me. It gives me hope, courage and strength.

The Heretaunga Women’s Centre is a not-for-profit Incorporated Society and relies on donations to be able to offer a range of services. There are many ways to support the Centre, from one-off donations, to regular giving and partnerships with local organisations. Your support means a lot to the women in our community.


Walking with a Woman

Every year the Heretaunga Women’s Centre  (HWC) provides a low cost and often no cost counselling service to women in the Hastings area and broader Hawkes Bay. Women frequently come to us because they are unable to pay for counselling (average costs for sessions with other professional counsellors are from $80.00 to $100.00 per session).  Our Kaupapa is to never to turn anyone away who is in need. All of our counsellors are fully qualified and volunteer their time to support women in need in the community. To support our counsellors and maintain a professional service the centre pays for clinical supervision monthly for all counsellors. The Heretaunga Women’s Centre has no government funding or contracts to provide this service so we rely on community grants. To enable our service to be viable so that we can still support our counsellors the HWC needs to make a minimum of $10.00 per counselling session. Our “Walking With Woman” programme gives the community the opportunity to support a woman through a series of 6 counselling sessions. Your $50.00 donation will support a woman through 6 counselling sessions- we always offer the first session for free. We will only use this support with woman  who are financially impoverished and cannot find any money to attend counselling sessions.

Alternatively, you can also make a $20.00 donation to support a woman to complete a 10 week term course here at the centre. Our courses can include alternative therapies, exercise classes, beginning language courses, course that teach an activity and much much more.

Please contact us to get in touch if you want to find out more about how you can support a woman.

To make a one off or Walking With a Woman donation, please choose one of the following options:

  • Deposit your donation directly into our bank account 03-0642-0730099-00. Please include your name and the word ‘Donation’, or ‘WWAW’  (Walking with a Woman) in the reference details.
  • Post your donation to Heretaunga Women’s Centre, PO Box 780, Hastings. Cheques payable to Heretaunga Women’s Centre.
  • Or donate through Give-a-Little.

All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided.

Regular giving

Some employers offer a ‘payroll giving’ service which gives you the opportunity to donate money directly from your pay to the Centre, and at the same time receive immediate tax credits. Not all organisations offer this option so please check with your employer to see if this is something they can support. If they are happy to set this up for you, please get in touch with us at the Centre to discuss.

Bequests and legacies

Remembering the Heretaunga Women’s Centre in your Will is a wonderful way to assist us to care for people. Your support will help us to continue to make a positive difference. Please speak to one of the team at the Centre by visiting us or calling us on 06 878 5401 for advice on setting this up.

Corporate partnerships

We welcome relationships with local businesses that have similar goals to our own. It’s a chance for your business to get involved with the community and raise your profile. In return, your ongoing support allows us to continue delivering our much-loved programmes to the women of Hawke’s Bay. We’re very open to discussing how our organisations can work together for our mutual benefit. If you would like to discuss how we can work together, please get in touch.