advocacy for specialised refuges and housing for women

What is Homeworks Trust; specialised refuges and housing for women?

Homeworks Trust is an Auckland based group of women who are concerned about the lack of specialised housing options and services available for women.

Homework’s Trust was started in 1998 by Terry Baxter and Debbie Hager, inspired by discussions on Terry’s research for a Masters in Town Planning at Auckland University, concerning the lack of safety for women in commercial boarding houses and Debbie’s work with women. Subsequently Debbie researched the relationship between domestic violence and mental illness for a Masters in Public Health at Auckland University.