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Let’s Talk About Indigenous Homelessness in Aotearoa

Māori and Pasifika are overrepresented in Aotearoa’s homeless population, but why is that? What can we do about it? Read on to learn more. … more »

Lessons Learnt in Lockdown: How We Can Help the Homeless

If the COVID-19 lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that Aotearoa can do anything if we band together. As we begin recovery, let’s work together to end rough sleeping.… more »

“My job was to keep them calm”

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Lifewise Homecare Workers looked after some of our most vulnerable grandparents in the community, during a time when even their own families could not. … more »

A spoonful of coins with a potato pierced into the other end, balancing on a calculator, depicting a precarious balance of budget.

Lifewise response to 2020 “Rebuilding Together” budget

We look forward to supporting more vulnerable Kiwis into affordable housing, and working towards a sustainable approach to ending homelessness.… more »

A group of Peer Support workers at their training graduation ceremony; one of the graduates is in the foreground, holding up his certificate proudly.

“I want my whanau to believe in themselves again”

See how people with lived experience are providing peer support, helping Lifewise build connected, just, and inclusive communities.… more »

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