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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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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,…
Lee Peri, Lifewise Housing First Peer Support Worker, serving one of our street whanau some fresh and warm boil-up after getting their vaccine.COVID-19Health & WellnesshomelessnessHousing First
8 September 2021

Protecting our most vulnerable: Touchstone

On the 2nd of August, Lifewise hosted a COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinic for our street whanau, clients and frontline staff to receive their vaccination. The clinic was organised by the…
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2 September 2021

Te Arawa FM host Mercia-Dawn Yates with Haehaetu Barrett

Kia ora #Rotorua 🙌 What has life been like for people who have been experiencing homelessness or living in emergency housing? Here to give us an update via Te Arawa…

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