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He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wāhine

a fresh start for women.

Despite the dramatic growth of women’s incarceration in recent years, few resources have been directed to meeting the reentry needs of women leaving prison. With the percentage of drug or alcohol-addicted women in prison far outweighing that of men, Pathway Trust launched the South Island’s only residential drug and alcohol centre for women - He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wāhine - a Women’s Basket of Wellness in 2019.

Operating in partnership with Odyssey House, wāhine are at the Pathway Retreat in Motukarara for 16 weeks before re-entering the community with our support for a further 36 weeks. In the community, our Navigators provide assistance with housing, WINZ and helping to facilitate study and employment aspirations. 

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words from our wāhine

"My life’s been hard, but coming out from rehab with all these new tools, trying to be good, trying to do the right thing, but always hitting the same f***en road block would have been harder for me. So I’m glad Pathway was there."

we need your help.

By helping people to make a fresh start, we’re helping to break the intra-family cycle of poverty, violence and criminal activities, making Christchurch a stronger and safer place for everyone.


But we can’t do it without you.


Because, while we’re all about saying yes to fresh starts, yes to securing employment and yes to changing lives, for us to continue saying yes, we need someone else to say yes too - you!

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