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Building is a blessing to the community

Building is a blessing to the community

Visionwest has purchased the vacant Salvation Army church building at 275 Glengarry Road, Glen Eden to cope with growth on its Glendale Rd site. On Wednesday, April 21st, a number of representatives from Visionwest, the Salvation Army and Glen Eden...

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A place of transformation

A place of transformation

At Visionwest we understand that most people in need require more than just one service. The challenge is to determine the specific type of support required and to deliver it in a way that builds hope and trust. The Matapuna Whānau Centre is the...

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Raising the bar on budgeting

Raising the bar on budgeting

The increased number of whānau accessing the services of Visionwest, coupled with the ongoing negative economic effects of COVID have led to unprecedented demand on our Budgeting Service – in fact, we’ve had to stop taking on new clients for three...

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Jason’s* Story

Jason’s* Story

When I got out of prison, I promised myself I’d never go back. My biggest problem was an old debt that I’d been unable to repay while I was inside. That’s when I got in touch with VisionWest Budgeting. I told them I wanted to honour the lender and...

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Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Visionwest Response to Budget 2020

Lisa Woolley, CEO of VisionWest Community Trust responded to the budget by saying, “We are pleased to see the Government’s response for those most in need in our community at this time, many of whom have never before experienced such financial and...

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Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge

The Pātaka Kai Lockdown Challenge: Over 3,000 Food Parcels As New Zealand moved into lockdown on Wednesday March 25, the immediate challenge for the Pātaka Kai was how to distribute parcels to whānau in need of food, at a time when that need...

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu. National Volunteer Week – June 20 – 26. It’s estimated that 1.2 million people put in volunteer hours to support local charities, groups and organisations throughout Aotearoa....