Wahine Toa exists to see the mana and physical, emotional, spiritual and family health of vulnerable Maori women develop and strengthen as nurturers and leaders within their whanau and community.
Wahine Toa is a 36-week group programme where Salvation Army facilitators journey alongside wahine utilising a suite of established group programmes that facilitators draw on according to the needs of women in their communities. Wahine Toa is delivered through a te ao Māori lens and provides wrap around support and focuses on their holistic needs, especially their cultural and mental wellbeing. Wahine Toa will also link their tamariki to existing supports and programmes in these communities to support their wellbeing and development.
Johnson and Johnson saw the need and impact of our Women's Ministries development programme and became our major partner in delivering programmes specifically designed to support women in need.