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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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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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23 new homes = 23 whānau housed

23 new homes = 23 whānau housed

23 new homes means 23 whānau who have been struggling to find a place to live will now have a warm, dry and safe home while they look for longer term housing. On Friday February 25th, a small group from Visionwest Waka Whakakitenga gathered for a...

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Short Distance | Long Journey – Walter’s Housing Story

Short Distance | Long Journey – Walter’s Housing Story

Walter was born a stone’s throw away from the Visionwest house he now lives in, the journey from his boyhood home to this one has not been easy, but it has brought a true life-transformation.  “It’s been a long journey for me,” says Walter. Sitting...

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A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

Prior to lockdown, Damon* had been sleeping rough for a long time. His sister had noticed his declining health and wellbeing and became so concerned that she urged him to visit Visionwest. The reluctance Damon felt when he first visited...

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Simon’s Housing Story

Simon’s Housing Story

“It was like a big blanket washed over me…” Through no fault of his own, Simon (not his real name) became a part of New Zealand’s homelessness statistics. Leaving behind a successful business, he moved to Christchurch to become caregiver to his...

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Busby Street Opening – Community Housing

Busby Street Opening – Community Housing

17 new homes = 17 whānau housed! 17 new homes means 17 whānau who have been struggling to find a place to live will now have a warm, dry and safe home. At dawn on Wednesday May 19th, between the showers, Visionwest opened our latest housing complex...

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Hine’s Housing Story

Hine’s Housing Story

As an 18-year-old, Hine was living on the street. Three years later, she is securely housed in an immaculately kept West Auckland flat managed by Visionwest. Friendly and articulate, she says her biggest goal is finding a regular job and, one day,...

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Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

Flora’s Story – Independence at 100 Years Old

I’m 100 years old. I used to be a nurse then, once my family grew old up, I was in hospital administration. Thanks to Visionwest, I’m still in my own unit. It makes me feel so good to still have...