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Going the Extra Mile – A Budgeting Story

Going the Extra Mile – A Budgeting Story

Most people come to Visionwest with a variety of complex financial, physical and emotional challenges. Staff in each of our support services often find themselves stepping outside of their usual role to provide extra support. That’s what happened...

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Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody* is too unwell and vulnerable to work but in order to access the government support she needs, she had to complete an online application form. For Jody this was a major barrier. She doesn’t own a computer and has no idea what an online form...

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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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I love my life now – Community Housing

I love my life now – Community Housing

In March 2018, there were at least 41,600 people experiencing severe housing deprivation in New Zealand* and housing agencies suggest this figure is now much higher. Visionwest Community Housing receives calls from people like Hola every day. As...

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Counselling in Schools

Counselling in Schools

Your support is changing lives for the better, in a way you may have never imagined – through Visionwest’s school counselling programme. For some time, Visionwest Counselling and Wellbeing Centre has been a provider of the Your Choice DHB...

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Counselling in Lockdown

Counselling in Lockdown

Lockdown happened so quickly, here in Auckland, and really threw a spanner in the works with my fortnightly counselling sessions. Face to face sessions were cancelled and online sessions replaced them. I initially avoided my online counselling...

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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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What a Difference Counselling Can Make

What a Difference Counselling Can Make

Mohan talks about some great outcomes at the Counselling Centre, including a married couple who originally came to VisionWest as separated partners from a marriage which had broken down after years of strife. Eventually they had made enough...

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