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At Lifewise, we turn around lives for good. Our impact goes beyond the immediate needs of people living with hardship. We address the root cause of social issues to impact individuals, families and communities.

We don’t just help people with the challenges they’re facing; we equip them to build brighter futures for themselves and others.

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We support children who need it most

Every day, we have up to 180 children in our Early Childhood Education Centres.

Our innovative approach puts people in Housing First

Lifewise’s Housing First programme has supported more than 320 adults into permanent housing: 84 adults in Rotorua and more than 240 adults in Auckland.

We’re there in times of crisis

In 2020, over the first COVID-19 lockdown period, we supported 53 street whānau into emergency housing through Lifewise Merge Community.

We create communities of care

Merge Café provides a welcoming and inclusive space for 38,000 people each year.

Merge Community supports up to 150 people into emergency, private or wrap around housing options.

We keep older people connected

On any given day, we have 120 carers giving in-home support to 500 older people.

Read more about Lifewise’s services here or find out about how you can help us make even more of an impact together.

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