Lifewise is pleased to publish an evaluation of the Know Your Neighbours initiative. To read more about this work and access the report click here.
26th May 2013 Welcome
Lifewise is a not-for-profit community and social development agency that provides critical services to vulnerable and at-risk people of all ages and is initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues.
Currently we're looking for people who are compassionate, family focused and big-hearted; extraordinary people to provide foster care to children who are unable to live with their family.
We work hard to maintain and re-build families and whanau. Sadly, sometimes keeping a family together is not possible. In those situations, one of the most important things that Lifewise does is provide high quality foster care. Typically, these children’s lives have been turned upside down by chaos, neglect, and trauma and they have often been put at risk both physically and emotionally.
Sadly our need for foster caregivers in Auckland is increasing. So if you're able and willing to open your heart and home to a child in need, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to find out more.
John McCarthy, General Manager
Lifewise is currently recruiting for a manager for our work with children and families - more details here
Small Actions Big Difference
We've come up with some ideas for every day actions that can help our world.
There are lots of great things about living in New Zealand, but unfortunately there are also some negatives. We have one of the highest domestic violence rates in the world and 50% of us don’t know our neighbours.
At LIFEWISE, we see the impact that these social issues have on people’s lives – homelessness, poverty, families struggling and people of all ages living in isolation. Materially many people in New Zealand have more than previous generations, but are we really better off?
We believe it is possible to live wisely and well. To do this we need to change the way we treat each other, spend more time with each other and care for each other so we can pass on a healthier New Zealand to the next generation.
So, start by doing something today. We've come up with some ideas for every day actions that can help our world. Why not download our 101 Ways poster and share what works for you and your family?