49 days ago

What’s it like to be homeless?

Lifewise Rotorua

How will your willingness to "sleep rough" help end homelessness? Watch Housing First Rotorua's Peer Support Leaders tell you what a life-changing difference your passion can make.

The Lifewise Big Sleepout Rotorua is on 5th September and our Peer Support Leaders – people who … View more
How will your willingness to "sleep rough" help end homelessness? Watch Housing First Rotorua's Peer Support Leaders tell you what a life-changing difference your passion can make.

The Lifewise Big Sleepout Rotorua is on 5th September and our Peer Support Leaders – people who have lived experience of homelessness – are here to tell you why you should join us to "sleep rough" in Rotorua's Village Green and raise funds to support their mahi .

The Peer Support Leaders in this video are (in order of appearance): Casey Tahana, Henry Clark, Justin Carr

Don't delay, register now at bigsleepout.org.nz/rotorua
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65 days ago

'Jellybean' workstation office desks available

Lifewise Family Services

Hi!
We're shuffling around our office, and we have three ergonomic 'jellybean' workstation desks available.

These are free, but MUST be picked up from our New Lynn office.

Check out our TradeMe listing for more information!

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485 days ago

Luggage needed - can you help us?

Lifewise Family Services

We need to find a good-sized suitcase for one of our clients - do you have one in a wardrobe or garage that you don't need any more and would like to donate to a young person?

One of our young clients who we have been supporting for some time is about to head over to Australia to join … View more
We need to find a good-sized suitcase for one of our clients - do you have one in a wardrobe or garage that you don't need any more and would like to donate to a young person?

One of our young clients who we have been supporting for some time is about to head over to Australia to join family there. All of her available funds have gone towards her ticket and outstanding financial obligations - she's even sold her own bed - and the last thing she needs to get is a good suitcase or piece of luggage for the trip over.

We've tried our usual sources, but we haven't had any luck finding anything for her! This young lady is flying out in a couple of weeks. If you're able to help, please email jessh@lifewise.org.nz or call me on 09 818 0205.

Thanks!

Free

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498 days ago

Term 3 parenting courses - registrations now open!

Lifewise Family Services

As our Term 2 Toolbox parenting courses come to a close, we are already taking registrations for our Term 3 courses.

Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and… View more
As our Term 2 Toolbox parenting courses come to a close, we are already taking registrations for our Term 3 courses.

Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration.

We are offering:

Baby & Toddler Years (0-5yrs): starts Monday 30th July, 7pm to 9.15pm

Building Awesome Whanau (0-12yrs): starts Tuesday 31st July, 7pm to 9.15pm OR Thursday 2nd August, 10am-12.15pm

Teenage Years (13+): starts Wednesday 1st August, 7pm to 9.15pm

There is a cost to cover course material: From gold coin donation $2 per session to $75 per individual or $110 per couple. All courses are FREE to foster parents and caregivers.

For more information about the topics covered, or to register for a course, visit our website.

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514 days ago

Do you recognise this wee fox?

Lifewise Family Services

Last week a car was parked outside our organisation for a couple of days. It left again outside of business hours, or we would have made sure they picked up the wee fox who seemed to have fallen out of the driver's side door.

He looks well-loved - it would be fantastic to see him reunited … View more
Last week a car was parked outside our organisation for a couple of days. It left again outside of business hours, or we would have made sure they picked up the wee fox who seemed to have fallen out of the driver's side door.

He looks well-loved - it would be fantastic to see him reunited with his owner!

The car was a gold Nissan Bluebird, parked outside Lifewise on Great North Rd last week. Call us on 09 818 0205 or email jessh@lifewise.org.nz if you can help!

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559 days ago

Urgently seeking foster carers for sibling groups

Lifewise Family Services

Lifewise is seeking a compassionate, family focused, big hearted couple or family to join our dedicated team of foster caregivers. Sadly, many children in New Zealand cannot remain in their own homes for a variety of reasons and typically, their lives have been turned upside down by chaos, neglect,… View moreLifewise is seeking a compassionate, family focused, big hearted couple or family to join our dedicated team of foster caregivers. Sadly, many children in New Zealand cannot remain in their own homes for a variety of reasons and typically, their lives have been turned upside down by chaos, neglect, abuse, and trauma.

Lifewise strives to minimise the impact that coming into care has on children who inevitably will experience a sense of loss of family, friends, schools and their community. We are therefore committed to keeping brothers and sisters together as much as possible so they at least don’t lose each other.

We have a large eight bedroom family home in West Auckland available. The home is private and well appointed with large grounds and it is expected that you would rent the property from our organisation at a substantially reduced rental as part of the agreed contract to caregive for Lifewise. This home will accommodate large sibling groups in foster care.

We also offer

• Strong induction training

• Ongoing training and development

• Regular peer support

• Minimum of weekly social work support

• 24-hour on call support and advice

• Financial reimbursement for the care of children

We need you to help us provide a future for children where they feel they matter, they achieve their milestones and can reach their full potential. We would love to hear from you so contact us today to enquire without obligation:

Visit our website www.lifewise.org.nz...

Send an email to familyservices@lifewise.org.nz

Or call Lifewise Family Services on 09-818-6834

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583 days ago

Foster Me a Future

Lifewise Family Services

Calling upon those passionate about children, their wellbeing and happiness—Lifewise needs your help!

Every year we place approximately 40 children into foster homes, but we receive over 220 placement requests for children in need of a home. You can help by fostering a child and giving them … View more
Calling upon those passionate about children, their wellbeing and happiness—Lifewise needs your help!

Every year we place approximately 40 children into foster homes, but we receive over 220 placement requests for children in need of a home. You can help by fostering a child and giving them the love and care they deserve.

“Put your hand out and help a child if you can. These kids may not be of our blood, but they are of our heart,” –Margaret, Lifewise Carer for 10 years.

Call Lifewise Family Services on 09 818 6834 or email Jess at JessH@lifewise.org.nz
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588 days ago

Foster Me a Future

Lifewise Family Services

Calling upon those passionate about children, their wellbeing and happiness—Lifewise needs your help!

Every year we place approximately 40 children into foster homes, but we receive over 220 placement requests for children in need of a home. You can help by fostering a child and giving them … View more
Calling upon those passionate about children, their wellbeing and happiness—Lifewise needs your help!

Every year we place approximately 40 children into foster homes, but we receive over 220 placement requests for children in need of a home. You can help by fostering a child and giving them the love and care they deserve.

“Put your hand out and help a child if you can. These kids may not be of our blood, but they are of our heart,” –Margaret, Lifewise Carer for 10 years.

Call Lifewise Family Services on 09 818 6834 or email Jess at JessH@lifewise.org.nz
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612 days ago

Parenting Through Separation courses

Lifewise Family Services

Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between … View more
Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between Saturday daytime and Thursday evening.

Our course this week is Thursday 15th February, 6pm-1pm. Next week is Saturday 24th February, 6pm-10pm.

For more information about upcoming sessions or to fill in our online booking form, call 818 6834 or visit our website.

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633 days ago

Spaces filling fast! - Toolbox Parenting Courses - Term 1 2018

Lifewise Family Services

Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration. Our Term 1 2018 courses start in mid-February and we are taking registrations.

We are … View more
Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration. Our Term 1 2018 courses start in mid-February and we are taking registrations.

We are offering:

- Early Years (0-6yrs): starts Monday 19 February 7pm to 9.15pm
- Building Awesome Whanau (0-12yrs): starts Tuesday 20 February, 7pm to 9.15pm OR Thursday 22nd February, 10am-12.15pm
- Tweens and Teens (12+): starts Wednesday 21st February, 7pm to 9.15pm

There is a cost to cover course material: From gold coin donation $2 per session to $75 per individual or $110 per couple. All courses are FREE to foster parents and caregivers.

For more information about the topics covered, or to register for a course, visit our website.

667 days ago

Toolbox Parenting Courses - Term 1 2018

Lifewise Family Services

Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration. Our Term 1 2018 courses start in mid-February and we are taking registrations.

We are … View more
Lifewise Family Services (3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn) runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year. These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration. Our Term 1 2018 courses start in mid-February and we are taking registrations.

We are offering:

- Early Years (0-6yrs): starts Monday 19 February 7pm to 9.15pm
- Building Awesome Whanau (0-12yrs): starts Tuesday 20 February, 7pm to 9.15pm OR Thursday 22nd February, 10am-12.15pm
- Tweens and Teens (12+): starts Wednesday 21st February, 7pm to 9.15pm

There is a cost to cover course material: From gold coin donation $2 per session to $75 per individual or $110 per couple. All courses are FREE to foster parents and caregivers.

For more information about the topics covered, or to register for a course, visit our website.

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681 days ago

Do you need to do a Parenting Through Separation course before the end of the year?

Lifewise Family Services

Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between … View more
Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between Saturday daytime and Thursday evening. We only have a few courses left between now and the end of the year:

Thursday 7th December, 6pm-10pm
Saturday 16th December, 10am-2pm
Thursday 21st December, 6pm-10pm

After this we will be putting our courses on hold to start up again mid-January.

For more information about upcoming sessions or to fill in our online booking form, call 818 6834 or visit our website.

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693 days ago

Do you need to do a Parenting Through Separation course before the end of the year?

Lifewise Family Services

Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between … View more
Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children. This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

We run this course weekly, alternating between Saturday daytime and Thursday evening. We only have a few courses left between now and the end of the year:
Saturday 2nd December, 10am-2pm
Thursday 7th December, 6pm-10pm
Saturday 16th December, 10am-2pm
Thursday 21st December, 6pm-10pm

After this we will be putting our courses on hold to start up again mid-January.

For more information about upcoming sessions or to fill in our online booking form, call 818 6834 or visit our website.

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703 days ago

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster caregiver?

Lifewise Family Services

At Lifewise in New Lynn we offer foster care services to keep vulnerable children safe and cared for until they can return to permanent safe homes.

We always put the needs of the child first and we have a strong focus on early intervention. Working with younger children helps to reduce the risk … View more
At Lifewise in New Lynn we offer foster care services to keep vulnerable children safe and cared for until they can return to permanent safe homes.

We always put the needs of the child first and we have a strong focus on early intervention. Working with younger children helps to reduce the risk of trauma caused by domestic violence, homelessness, or other matters.

We are always on the lookout for compassionate, family focused and big-hearted foster parents. If that sounds like you, or someone you know, give us a call today to speak to one of our Foster Care Social Workers - 09 818 6834.

We're planning a caregiver induction for early next year, so right now is the perfect time to make an application!

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