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Andrea’s Housing Story – Hope for the Future

Andrea’s Housing Story – Hope for the Future

What makes all the difference with Visionwest is the wraparound services that are provided. If a housing tenant needs budgeting, they can get budgeting, if they need food, there’s food support available, same with counselling. Everything you need...

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Karen’s Story of Independence – Life is for Living

Karen’s Story of Independence – Life is for Living

It keeps me independent because I’m able to do the things I need to accomplish in a shorter period of time and then get out and be a part of the things I really want to be a part of. Karen is talking about the independence that comes from having...

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Barbarah’s Story – Home is Where the Memories are

Barbarah’s Story – Home is Where the Memories are

As newlyweds, Barbarah and her husband moved to Tauranga to build a home for themselves, start a family, enjoy the quieter pace of life and build memories. Barbarah’s husband joined the police force. Within a few years they had three children but,...

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Visionwest’s Response to Budget 2022.

Visionwest’s Response to Budget 2022.

On May 19th, the Government released its 2022 Budget which included a number of initiatives to help vulnerable whānau in our communities. Many of these initiatives focus on a proactive strategy to recover from the effects of COVID. Within the...

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Angeline’s Story – Life under the Visionwest Umbrella

Angeline’s Story – Life under the Visionwest Umbrella

“Visionwest is like an umbrella for me. When a storm comes along, Visionwest is there. If I need someone to talk to, Visionwest is there. If I have a question or have any problems, my Visionwest support navigator is there ... one of my goals is to...

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Jo’s Story – Financial Mentoring to Change Lives

Jo’s Story – Financial Mentoring to Change Lives

“I love to journey with whānau and see them come to a place where they are able to achieve their financial goals – that is really awesome and, for me, it’s what my financial mentoring role at Money Mentors is all about.” Jo is a Kahukura Financial...

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Beth’s Story – Visionwest Youth Development Coach

Beth’s Story – Visionwest Youth Development Coach

“It’s so rewarding when I come to the end of a journey with a young person. It could be that they are going into employment or could be that they are moving onto further training; just seeing them move to a place where they are in a better position...

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Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

Visionwest’s Christmas From The Heart 2021 Final Report

The long-term financial challenges faced by many in our local communities mean that every year some whānau miss out on food over Christmas. 2021 was no different except that this year, the demand was accentuated by the presence of COVID. Leading up...

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