The Society of St Vincent de Paul has worked with Monte Cecilia for many years, helping to set families up when they first move into emergency housing.

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust is a registered social housing provider and operates under the Residential Tenancies Act. We have 67 emergency and social housing residences as far south as Papakura and South Auckland and out west in Henderson and Ranui.

Over the past year Monte Cecilia has been going through transformational change in preparation for the next 34 years assisting families.

It has been a long journey for Carol, and along the way she believed she would never experience the joy of finding a place for her children to call home.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has apologised to emergency housing groups after one of its managers tried to gag them from speaking to the media.