Y’s Options programme

Y’s Options is a programme available to the women who stay with us. This programme involves mentoring, up skilling, sharing skills, tutoring and peer teaching.

With lots of new friendships and supports, those who have experienced stressful and difficult times have found this to be an encouraging and comforting experience.

​breakfast and school lunch club

In our programme we have a breakfast and school lunch club, which is overseen by the mothers in our residence. Once the children are off to school or preschool, the day follows with sessions for our residents who can opt into the workshops offered. For example, we offer budgeting, menu planning, food preparation, sewing, mending and craft projects.

Tailored workshops

We even have a walking group which is a big hit in the summer. Alongside this, we aim to tailor our workshops to suit the needs of the women in our residence.

​Help with homework 

After school the children’s homework group meets for afternoon tea and it is here that children and mums catch up and complete set homework. We have a tutor onsite to supervise and she encourages mums to take part in the supervision and completion of homework, as well as the games, craft projects and computer time on offer.

Would you like to know more? 

Our friendly team in Christchurch is here to help to answer any questions you might have. One of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Our normal working hours are 8am-4pm.