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At Lifewise, we turn around lives for good. Our impact goes beyond the immediate needs of people living with hardship. From providing family care services to housing assistance, we strive to fill in the gaps and address the root cause of social issues to make a positive impact on 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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The heart of what we do

Our mission is to transform lives by providing essential services and fostering an inclusive environment where everyone has the chance to thrive. Together, we’re not just changing lives — we’re redefining what it means to live well in our community. This is how we do it:

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 in permanent
housing: 84 adults in Rotorua and more than 240 adults in Auckland.

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