As of Thursday 8 October, Auckland will be at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Please continue to keep hygiene front of mind, continue tracking where you have been, and, if you are able to, please wear a mask.
As a service, Lifewise Youth Housing is committed to continuing to support our rangatahi through this next stage of our Lockdown journey. We ask that you observe the Ministry Of Health guidelines for preventing the spread, and check in with staff before dropping in.
For queries about referrals, or access to emergency accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifewise’s Youth Housing service provides safe housing and support for youth who don’t have a safe or stable place to live. We prepare our rangatahi for adulthood.
This service is for 16-24-year-olds who either are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or have a serious housing need.
The service encourages self-sufficiency by using the positive youth development approach. Resident youths receive opportunities to exercise leadership, build key skills and get involved in their communities.
There is a communal youth space on-site. Lifewise social workers work alongside residents, helping them to create their own independent living plans. Resident youths are encouraged to identify individual goals including independent living skills, education, employment, and securing permanent housing.
Residents are required to pay 25% of their income in rent. This not only helps them learn budgeting skills (how to save money for housing expenses) but also establishes a rental payment history to assist them in obtaining permanent housing upon program graduation.
Youth who feel ready to exit the service are also offered ongoing support to help them reinforce skills, encourage further success, and to ensure they can access stable, long-term housing.
Lifewise and Airedale Property Trust run this West Auckland-based service together.
Residents receive support to take on responsibilities, like growing their own veges in the communal garden