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A Girl Called Hope

Mental Health & Addictions Service


A Girl Called Hope is a non–profit organisation working with young women who face life–controlling issues and behaviour such as abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self harm and unplanned pregnancy.

We exist to provide a future full of hope and potential to every young woman – to show her she is valued, purposed and, above all, has a reason to live.


Residential Therapeutic Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Eating disorders, Residential support


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Youth, Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you are a young woman between the ages of 16 and 28 and are motivated to change, we invite you to begin the application process. Click here to download an application and follow the instructions.

Before applying, please consider that, as a voluntary programme, each young woman must complete the application and all aspects of the process herself. All legal issues must be resolved before being eligible for the programme. The young woman applying must also make the intake phone interview appointment herself, once she has sent in her application.  Each situation is considered individually, however, to ensure fair treatment all young women applying must complete the entire application process before they can be considered for admission.

Apply for admission now.


A Girl Called Hope exists to see young women reach their full potential through participation in a structured, residential programme. The programme is open to women aged 16 – 28 years, and consists of the following three phases:

- Intake
- Residential Programme
- Transitional Care

Participants on the programme live on–site for approximately six months (with regular weekend leave to test skills and practice tools gained), and have a structured daily routine tailored to the issues they are working through. Residents are actively supported by the programme staff, with access to other health professionals as necessary. A programme has been developed which encompasses life skills development, career advice, communication and weekly individual counselling and Group process.  The practical skills of cooking, cleaning, and budgeting are also integrated in to the programme. Each young woman participates in the daily running of the home, and is involved in recreation that includes team building and community activities. 

Following graduation from the Residential Programme, each graduate is supported by an accountability mentor in their community for 12 months, as well as being supported by the Transitional Care Coordinator of A Girl Called Hope.


Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Enquiries by phone are answered Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (excl Public Holidays)

Public Holidays: Closed Easter Sunday (21 Apr). Open Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (10 Apr), Easter Monday (13 Apr), ANZAC Day (27 Apr), Queen's Birthday (1 Jun).


Free of charge for young women aged 16 to 28 years.

Contact Details

Postal Address

PO Box 302197
North Harbour
Auckland 0751

This page was last updated at 3:52PM on April 30, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by A Girl Called Hope.