The Community Development Centre

has  the Emergency & Transitional

Accommodation for Women

on its premises at

285 Hereford Street.

The Women’s Emergency and Transitional Accommodation is for women with or without children (boys aged under 12).

No bookings taken. An interview is required to access accommodation.

A weekly rental  is required and usually paid in advance.  Rooms are pleasantly furnished, linen and all necessary equipment is available in the accommodation units.  No additional charge is made for telephone, internet and power. Tokens are required to use the clothes drier.

Residents provide their own food.  There is a common lounge for visitors/whanau and can be booked for a few hours.

Assistance is available for women to apply to HNZ, CCC and private rental situations to get a long-term and permanent accommodation

Alcohol, drugs or non-prescribed medication are prohibited on the premises and no resident will be admitted if under the influence of prohibited substances. The YWCA has a zero tolerance policy for non-prescription drugs, alcohol, violent/abusive behavior and non payment of rent.

Other services in the Community Centre:

Social Worker Full Time– Referral   system

Cooking and Craft session with residents

Shared meals on special occasions

Teaching/meeting rooms for the   Community

Young Women’s Flatting Skills

For more information,  please ring: Contact Page

YWCA Women’s Emergency

 & Transitional Accommodation

285 Hereford Street,

Christchurch 8011

Ph: 03 365  8720 ext. 3  or


027 682 1758 (24 Hours)

Office Hours

May to August

Weekdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Weekends 12 noon to 8 p.m.

September to April

Weekdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.