Author: Annah Stretton

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INTRODUCING THE RAW STORE [vc_row][vc_column width='1/2']We are pleased to announce the re-branding of In Excess to 'The RAW Store.'The RAW Store is the first employment space the women work in after release.  During the first 3 months, spending time in the RAW Store establishes routine in...

FUNCTIONAL MUMS HAVE CHILDREN'S WELFARE AS A PRIORITY An exciting part of the work that RAW does is having real impact on the next generation (the children of the RAW women.) We’re already seeing this through changes in parenting, education and the employment opportunities being offered to...

[vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][/vc_column][vc_column width='2/3']Wendyl Nissen of Radio Live interviewed Annah Stretton on 5th September 2017 to discuss the incubator housing initiative that is RAW, and how this initiative is helping stop women returning to the environments that fostered their offending.[/vc_column][/vc_row]...

"Inviting Annah and Ina to speak for us once again was a non-negotiable. The work that is tirelessly being done - with an ever evolving RAW model - to manifest change here in NZ is not only extraordinary, it's a game changer.RAW is working with...

There is a lot of talk in the media lately about the growing gap between the ‘Rich and the Poor’ – the ‘Haves and the Have Nots.’ The New Zealand Herald ran with a story this week on the effect that public concerns about inequality...

IN EXCESS NEEDS YOUR HOUSEHOLD EXCESS The In Excess store provides part-time employment for the RAW women and your support helps to keep them engaged and motivated. Stock at In Excess store is running low. Can you help? The store needs:Furniture and beds Bedding Knick...

CORRECTIONS ENDORSEMENT OF RAW PROGRAMME FOLLOWING RESEARCH Late 2016 the Department of Corrections engaged an independent researcher to evaluate RAW’s programme and following her report Corrections has officially endorsed RAW’s work.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the contribution RAW makes towards...

RAW's the Business   With so many of our women approaching the two-year mark with RAW we are now looking for:small gardening jobs, lawn mowing, section tidy-ups, repairs and maintenance, painting, and other simple building maintenance jobs.   Hire an Angel for the Day!     Tony Hope, Annah Stretton’s husband, is...