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Housing First for Auckland’s “invisible homeless”

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:35 am | Lifewise

Social development agency Lifewise are commending the Salvation Army on their report into homelessness in Auckland, titled “Invisible in the Super City,” which was released yesterday. More >>

Housing Choice Essential to Addressing Homelessness

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 5:08 pm | Lifewise

Following Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s conformation of plans to crack down on social housing applicants, social development agency Lifewise are calling on the government to reconsider plans to remove people from the social housing register ... More >>

Home Comforts: Lifewise and GrabONE

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:18 pm | Lifewise

To mark World Homeless Day on 10 October, Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne on a unique deal; helping set a homeless person up in their own home. For just $20, people can buy a ‘welcome pack’ for a newly housed homeless person, with essentials ... More >>

Temporary Housing a Temporary Solution

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 12:24 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise are urging the government to consider solutions that will end homelessness permanently, rather than temporarily manage the problem, following Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s $2 million plan to set up transitional housing for families ... More >>

We don't stop caring campaign

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 11:47 am | Lifewise

We don't stop caring campaign urges government to raise foster care leaving age to 21 More >>

We don’t stop caring

Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:59 am | Lifewise

We don’t stop caring: Petition calls on government to raise the age of those leaving foster care More >>

Auction highlights the realities of homelessness in Auckland

Friday, 26 June 2015, 3:30 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise has teamed up with Trade Me to highlight the growing problem of homelessness in New Zealand, with a unique auction that promises the “ultimate B&B experience”. More >>

Rotorua’s growing issue of homelessness

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 3:36 pm | Lifewise

New Zealand’s homelessness statistics are alarming. Approximately 30,000 New Zealanders are severely housing deprived, with almost half being under the age of 25. The level of rough sleeping, the most extreme form of homelessness, acts as gauge of a much ... More >>

Youth homelessness needs a closer look

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:06 pm | Lifewise

April 15th is Youth Homelessness Matters Day, and social development agency Lifewise and youth development organisation Youthline have teamed up to raise awareness about youth homelessness in New Zealand. Together, the two organisations will be deconstructing ... More >>

An opportunity to mobilise nationwide action

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 3:00 pm | Lifewise

With more than 30,000 New Zealanders severely housing deprived and rough sleeping on the rise, homelessness is creating substantial health, social and economic consequences. On February 26, the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) will gather ... More >>

What Aucklanders can do to help the homeless

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 3:45 pm | Lifewise

The arrest of Chinese national, Chen Ming Xin, has been followed by a public urging from Police not to give money to beggars in Auckland’s CBD – which poses the question, what do we do when we encounter homeless people begging on our streets? More >>

Auckland couple receives Excellence in Foster Care Award

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 1:24 pm | Lifewise

With over 4000 Kiwi kids living in foster care, the sector plays a huge role in the wellbeing and development of children living apart from their families. Whangaparoa parents Ursula and George Elisara have recently received an Excellence in Foster ... More >>

Fire highlights the need for action on youth homelessness

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:21 am | Lifewise

The death of young Christchurch resident, Corey James Mclean, over the weekend highlights the growing problem of youth homelessness in New Zealand. With more than half of New Zealand’s homeless under the age of 25, youth homelessness is not only an economic ... More >>

Lifewise Big Sleepout brings hope to homeless

Friday, 4 July 2014, 12:05 pm | Lifewise

Aucklanders sleeping rough at Lifewise Big Sleepout bring hope to homeless - and break fundraising and participant record More >>

The tragic side of homelessness

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 11:46 am | Lifewise

The death of Edwin Linder highlights the real tragedy of homelessness. That is the loss of potential and of hope for the future. More >>

Lifewise raises over $150k towards ending homelessness

Saturday, 6 July 2013, 10:06 am | Lifewise

Lifewise Big Sleepout, now in its fourth year, was held in Auckland last night and was a huge success with business leaders, politicians, and community leaders swapping home comforts for concrete to raise over $152,000 in serious cash to tackle homelessness. ... More >>

124 less homeless thanks to volunteers willing to rough it

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 11:42 am | Lifewise

Since the inception of the Lifewise Big Sleepout in October 2010 business and community leaders, and their supporters, have made a profound impact on the Auckland homeless community. As a direct consequence of the funds raised through this event Lifewise ... More >>

Community leaders sleeping rough to tackle homelessness

Tuesday, 19 June 2012, 1:41 pm | Lifewise

A group of business and community leaders are once again preparing to swap their creature comforts for cold concrete and cardboard to ‘sleep rough’ for one night to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Auckland and raise critical funds ... More >>

No funding for those who choose not to collaborate

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 1:21 pm | Lifewise

No funding for those who choose not to collaborate Media Statement from Lifewise December 22nd 2011 Lifewise, one of Auckland’s largest providers of foster care for children supports the call made in Mel Smith’s report, into the serious mistreatment ... More >>

Lifewise welcomes Labour’s move on homelessness

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 5:36 pm | Lifewise

Lifewise, a community agency which works daily with homeless people and the issue of affordable housing, welcomes Labour’s new policy on homelessness, released today by Labour's Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey. More >>

   

 

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