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Tereanna’s Story – Hope in the Midst of Flooding

Tereanna’s Story – Hope in the Midst of Flooding

Tereanna never expected to find herself “homeless,” but that was before the 2023 Auckland Anniversary Weekend floods when her whānau lost their home and all their possessions. The whānau was split up and found themselves living in various separate...

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Shekainah’s Story – Gluing the Pieces Together

Shekainah’s Story – Gluing the Pieces Together

When Shekainah graduated from He Poutama Rangatahi (one of Visionwest’s youth training programmes) she felt like her future was transformed and opportunities never previously available opened up for her. Click here to hear Shekainah talk about her...

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John’s Story – If I can do it, anyone can do it

John’s Story – If I can do it, anyone can do it

John was used to living alone on the streets. He’d been out there on and off since he was a teenager and so it felt quite natural to be bedding down in parks, under bridges, or wherever else he could find a dry space. As he got older, street life...

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Wellbeing Support Thanks

Wellbeing Support Thanks

Last year, Visionwest’s Wellbeing Centre supported client whānau with 5,658 counselling sessions. 864 sessions were also provided to children in six local schools. For the Wellbeing Centre staff, the most rewarding aspects to the past year are the...

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Visionwest Flood and Cyclone Report

Visionwest Flood and Cyclone Report

It takes a community to help a community The Auckland Anniversary Weekend (27 January 2023) weather flood event was unlike any before it. The storm’s ferocity and the volume of rainfall took the city by surprise and had a devastating impact on Te...

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Manaaki Kai Opening – Visionwest’s Social Supermarket

Manaaki Kai Opening – Visionwest’s Social Supermarket

Manaaki Kai, Visionwest’s social supermarket opened on Thursday 8 June. The social supermarket opening At the opening, following a mihi whakatau and waiata, Lisa, our CEO, reminded us that we are on a journey to build hope together and, for some...

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New Offices and Housing for Visionwest Waitaha

New Offices and Housing for Visionwest Waitaha

It was in response to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes that Visionwest Waitaha first began providing housing support in Waitaha Canterbury. Within months 22 properties (most in Rangiora and Kaiapoi) had been secured to house those who had been...

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