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Lifewise NZ is an Auckland-based community social development organisation. We’re here to help people living with hardship have better opportunities and futures.

Our Services

Lifewise’s services turn lives around for good. We go beyond meeting the immediate needs of people living with hardship.

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Family
Services

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Housing
Services

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Health & Disability
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Health &
Disability

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Mental Health
& Addiction

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Merge Cafe
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Merge
Cafe

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Merge Community
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Enterprises

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Milestones

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180

Children

Every day, we have up to 180 children in our Early Childhood Education Centres.

500

Older people

On any given day, we have 120 carers giving in-home support to 500 older people.

53

Street whānau

In 2020, over the first COVID-19 lockdown period, we supported 53 street whānau into emergency housing through Lifewise Merge Community.

Latest News

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23 August 2022

Merge Cafe “has been an absolute lifesaver for me.”

Miriam*, 70 years old, started visiting Lifewise Merge Café a few months ago. She was feeling lost and isolated and needed help to access housing. Although looking for support and…
Ian and JennieHealth & Wellnesshealth and disability services
17 August 2022

Ian and Dingo find a new home

Lifewise Health and Disability Team transforming lives In January 2022, Ian was referred to Lifewise as a client with high needs requiring intensive support. His needs require six carers a…
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15 August 2022

Help works both ways

Supporting others who’re living on the street has been the making of Thomas. It’s helped him build a new life for himself. Thomas calls himself the original Auckland City Street Kid.…

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