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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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Mental Health
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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 May 2022

Blessing & opening of new Lifewise Youth Housing units

On Friday 13 May, Lifewise celebrated the blessing and opening of our brand new Lifewise Youth Housing units. The new site contains ten units. Nine units will be for rangatahi,…
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13 April 2022

A youth homelessness crisis is upon us

The rising cost of living, increasing rents, and the impact of COVID are fuelling a YOUTH HOMELESSNESS CRISIS. Young people are vulnerable, isolated and in danger – and they need…
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17 March 2022

Kai Connections for Neighbours Day Aotearoa

From 18 – 27 March, we officially celebrate Aotearoa Neighbours Day 2022! This year's theme is 'Kai Connections: Celebrating Community, Sharing Food'. The kaupapa of Neighbours Day Aotearoa is to…

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