Our Story

PROVIDING TIME OUT FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN
NEED SINCE 1978

Benwerren was born out of one woman’s story

Olive had just given birth to her 2nd child when doctors diagnosed her father with cancer.  Her husband was travelling a distance for work returning on weekends to work on the farm. She and her husband had a love for God and a heart for people. They helped those they came across, supporting women doing it tough. As she struggled with her own health issues and family challenges she asked “If I feel this way and know God, how do other women feel?”

It was in response to this question Benwerren was born.

Mission Statement

Benwerren serves and strengthens families by supporting women and children in need. Providing practical support in the form of ‘time out’ in a peaceful environment, whilst ministering to the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual well-being of women and children.

Benwerren operates on a Christian ethos, is interdenominational in character, and supports women regardless of differing spiritual beliefs.

Benwerren aims to share the love of God, the healing power of the Holy Spirit, and the salvation of Christ.