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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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Health & Disability
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Mental Health
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Merge Cafe
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Merge Community
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Every day, we have up to 180 children in our Early Childhood Education Centres.


Older people

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


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

Kevin in his carhealth and disability services
12 January 2022

Big win for Tāmaki Makaurau community superstar, Kevin W.

Meet Kevin, a Tāmaki Makaurau community superstar. Kevin makes the most out of life and likes to make a difference by helping others. Kevin came on board as a client…
Sally the chef cooking in the kitchen paid for from Pearl's disabilities fundingHealth & Wellnesshealth and disability services
2 December 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On Friday 3rd December, we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is a day that highlights that disability inclusion is essential to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and…
A close up photo of Kane smiling at the cameraChristmasearly childhood education
26 November 2021

Will you help protect children like Kane from being left out?

Urgent call for help to keep children facing adversity from being left out. This Christmas, a handful of amazing donors have donated $10,000 to inspire you to help us raise…

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