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Lifewise Big Sleepout 2017

The toughest Big Sleepout ever!

The MetService predicted heavy rain. They weren't wrong. But participants of the Lifewise Big Sleepout went ahead and slept rough anyway.… more »

ENDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS Fact: More than 41,000 people in New Zealand have no place to call home. Over half of New Zealand's homeless are under 25. One quarter are children.

End Youth Homelessness: Donate to the Lifewise Big Sleepout

Donate to the Lifewise Big Sleepout, held on 6 July 2017, and raise funds to help end youth homelessness. Find out more here.… more »

Lifewise Big Sleepout 2017 - Ending Youth Homelessness

What does the Lifewise Big Sleepout achieve?

Now is a good time to think about it.… more »

ENDING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS Fact: More than 41,000 people in New Zealand have no place to call home. Over half of New Zealand's homeless are under 25. One quarter are children.

Young and homeless: Lisa’s story

"People would walk past and say go home, stop sitting out here acting homeless," says Lisa. "I was though, I was homeless.”… more »

Turn a life around this Mother’s Day

Here at Lifewise, we don’t give up on anyone. We continue to work alongside them, always believing in the potential to turn lives around.… more »


Community Services

Community Services

Lifewise Community Services include Merge Cafe in Auckland CBD and Family Services in New Lynn.… more »

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Community Projects

Community Projects

Besides being a social service provider, Lifewise also looks at new ways of supporting local communities.… more »

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The first five years of every child’s life shape each child’s future health, happiness, and achievement.… more »

Health & Disability Services

Health & Disability Services

The Health and Disability Services team assist older people and those with a disability to live independently… more »

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Lifewise in Rotorua offers Mental Health and Addiction Supported Accommodation Services.… more »

Upcoming Events


“Street Harmony” with The Auckland Street Choir

The Street Choir's winter singing festival with special guests VoxPop and Volcanic City Voices… more »


Random Acts of Kindness with Splice

A wave of kindness through the streets, offices, cafes and apartments of the city centre… more »


World Homeless Day: Auckland

Lifewise together with Auckland's social and govt agencies will observe World Homeless Day… more »


A Huge Thank You To Our Wonderful Supporters

  • AUT
  • Auckland City Council
  • Waitemata
  • ANZ
  • Foundation North
  • Lion Foundation
  • Lottery Grants
  • Skycity Auckland
  • Sutherland Trust
  • Tindall Foundation
  • Todd Foundation
  • Rotorua Trust
  • BNZ
  • PMGT

Support Lifewise

Every day there are brave Kiwis who are facing insurmountable odds. They need your help. Through your gift to Lifewise, you can be that help. Every dollar donated will help Kiwis in critical need.

Your donation will, quite simply, turn lives around.

Donating online is a simple and secure process which can be completed in just a few minutes.

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Hungry to Make a Difference?

Lifewise encourages Aucklanders from all walks of life to come together over a meal at the Merge cafe.

Those who are hungry and those who hunger to make a difference; we encourage you all to eat from the same table, over great food and good company.

Merge Cafe

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