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 a holistic residential programme we provide support, care and life-development training for young women who are facing mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self harm, suicidal thinking or unplanned pregnancy.


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. We do this by providing a place to heal and strengthen based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of health.

The approach used by A Girl Called Hope is a structured six-month residential programme for young women aged 16 to 28 years who are motivated for change. 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 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 seeking help with their mental health and wellbeing.