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Awhina House

Social Service


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Awhina House provides transitional housing support for homeless women in Tauranga.

We are a charitable organisation operating under He Kaupapa Kotahitanga Trust Tauranga.

Our Mission

To nurture, support and advocate for homeless women in Tauranga Moana.

Awhina House offers transitional housing support for women who are homeless. We are not an emergency night shelter.

  • We want to see homeless women transform their lives and make long­term change. 
  • We want to break the cycle of homelessness and we are committed to supporting women into their own independent housing.
  • We are not a band aid solution to homelessness.

What we do

Accommodation: We have 11 transitional housing beds in our Tauranga residence. Women stay with us for a 12-week period, while we support them to find permanent accommodation.

Support: We provide a wraparound support service without judgement.​ We are connected with a range of local services.

Note:  Awhina House is only able to support women alone. We are not able to accommodate children in our residence. 


Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?


Referrals to Awhina House are made via MSD. Phone 0800 559 009 or visit your local Work & Income service office. At Awhina House homeless women are nurtured, supported and advocated…



8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Our office is staffed Mon-Fri, 8.00am-4.30pm, for enquiries.

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Services Provided

Basic needs

  • Housing

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access


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Contact Details

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Street Address

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Postal Address

PO Box 13196
Tauranga Central 4345

This page was last updated at 1:03PM on July 11, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Awhina House.