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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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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

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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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7 October 2021

World Homeless Day 2021

10 October is World Homeless Day. Every year, we join this global call to raise awareness of homelessness and - like this year's theme - "take stock" of our response…
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1 October 2021

Happy International Day of Older Persons!

1st October is International Day of Older Persons, when we celebrate all the amazing older women and men in our community and those who help them thrive. International Day of…

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