Taking a step back in Time: WDP was originally developed from a meeting of agency representatives in 1987 in response to a perceived need in the Woolston area, specifically in relation to alcohol + drugs. This collaborative inter-agency group identified the need for a ‘resource’ for young people e.g. availability of drop-in counselling services and access to a variety of health professional services. In 1988, WDP became incorporated and employed a co-ordinator and youth worker. Services provided included a teenage Friday night drop-in, a joint holiday programme with the Community Centre and the instigation of ‘Hoheria House’, accommodation for young women in crisis situations along with community events. In 1990 the After School Programme (ASP) came into existence for 5 to 13 year olds. (The 2nd after school programme founded in Christchurch)

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The Woolston Development Project is a non-profit community organisation which provides recreation programmes for children and women and families.

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