Who we are

Empowering New Zealand women to reach their full potential

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A Girl Called Hope is passionate about strengthening the resilience, self-esteem and wellbeing of young women and their contribution to our communities. Through our holistic wellbeing programmes we provide reflection of one's own journey, learning of healthy coping tools and positive life-skills, and opportunities to develop healthy connection with others. We do this by providing a place to heal and strengthen based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of health. 


We exist for young women who are motivated for change and facing mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and suicidal thinking. We exist to provide a future full of hope and potential to every young woman - to show them that they are valued, purposed and above all have a reason to live.

A Girl Called Hope offers Wellbeing Programmes both residential and in the community.

Our Residential Wellbeing Programme provides 16 weeks of living on-site with a further 8 weeks of individual counselling offered remotely. This unique programme uses a holistic approach based on Christian principles and values; addressing the physical (tinana), emotional & psychological (hinengaro), spiritual (wairua) and relational (whanau) wellbeing.

Our Community Wellbeing programmes includes Shine & Strength courses for which we are the National Coordinators and also provide training of Facilitators. Further course material is currently under development. 

Our goal is to see young women restored to full health; to discover the purpose for their lives and bring value to their world as productive and thriving individuals.

Anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and suicide rates in New Zealand are high and unacceptable. A Girl Called Hope provides real alternatives to this by working with those motivated for change with their mental health and wellbeing.