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Miro’s Story – Hope when I needed it

Miro’s Story – Hope when I needed it

Life has presented Miro with more than his share of challenges, but he remains positive because he knows, whatever he goes through, Visionwest will be there to walk beside him and support him in the tough times. As Miro shares his story there are...

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Trushar’s Flood Story – We felt so very alone

Trushar’s Flood Story – We felt so very alone

In 2021, just eight months after moving his family into their West Auckland property, Trushar’s house was flooded and they lost many household items. It was a huge inconvenience but nothing like the trauma the family experienced on 27 January 2023....

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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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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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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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Blake’s Housing Story – A Life Back on Track

Blake’s Housing Story – A Life Back on Track

Blake’s housing story with Visionwest began when he saw his lifestyle reflected in the hurt on the faces of his children and saw how the way he lived was affecting their behaviour and health, he knew something needed to change. For such a long time...

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