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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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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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17 September 2021

Thank you to The Tindall Foundation and The Warehouse

Amid the COVID-19 alert Level 4 restrictions in Auckland, The Tindall Foundation and The Warehouse Group, have donated $9,500 in PPE and more than $15,000 in supplies, such as toiletries,…

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