Who we are
Empowering New Zealand women to reach their full potential
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 programme 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. Our hope is that everyone who engages with us would experience unconditional love, and transformative change, resulting in freedom; this is our Christian environment, our Kaupapa.
We exist for 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 woman - to show them that they are valued, purposed and above all have a reason to live.
A Girl Called Hope offers a Wellbeing Programme, "Pathways to Hope". 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 Wellbeing Skills and Personal Development Courses, are also part of this kaupapa.
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.