The TEA Project (Temporary Emergency Accommodation)
The TEA Project is a Temporary Emergency Accommodation programme, which is run and administered by Gender Minorities Aotearoa. It is for short term emergency accommodation only.
Who can apply to the TEA Project?
Gender Minorities such as whakawahine, taahine, transgender people, intersex people, etc.
There are existing homeless shelters for cis men and cis women, but no shelter exists for trans women, trans men, intersex people, or other gender minorities.
If you want to apply to The TEA Project
Contact Ahi on email@example.com, they will talk through your situation with you and discuss your options, and give you information to support finding a more permanent solution. Ahi will then need to check with all current caretakers of 128, and if there is space for you and you are approved, you can stay for up to 4 weeks.
You’ll need to read 128’s Kaupapa and Safer Spaces policy, and live at 128 as anyone else – no drinking at 128, no smoking inside, no meat in the kitchen, cleaning up and helping out.
If you don’t meet this criteria, you can’t sleep at 128.
If you are not trans, intersex, or a gender minority, and you need emergency shelter, please try the following links:
Other resources and local organisations which might be useful for Sexuality and Gender Minority people experiencing difficult circumstances in Wellington:
Schools Out – sexuality and gender minority youth support