Providing a home to return to

Providing a home to return to

The first COVID lockdown was hard for most New Zealanders, but it was doubly hard for Sarah when she lost her home in the middle of it.

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Escaping violence

Escaping violence

Grace* and her son were referred to Monte Cecilia from another organisation seeking support to leave a relationship where she was suffering from domestic violence.

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Paying it forward

Paying it forward

When Georgina walked into a Monte Cecilia office in 2008, she didn’t expect moving into Monte housing would be the first step in discovering her own passion for supporting other families.

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Perfect Family Outcome

Perfect Family Outcome

Chelsea*, Elliot* and their three children were living with Chelsea’s sister and partner in a two bedroom minor dwelling that was rundown and incredibly small.

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Living in lean to garage

Living in lean to garage

Single Mother with three children living in a horrible garage.

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Cockroach infested motel

Cockroach infested motel

Before moving into a Monte house, I was living at my parents’ house with my twin boys and nephew that’s in my care. We were in one-bedroom, overcrowded...

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Cold, damp, and mouldy

Cold, damp, and mouldy

Family moved in with a cousin and lived in overcrowded, three bedroom HNZ property that had total of six adults and three children. Mary was 28 weeks pregnant and found it hard sleeping on the floor in the lounge with her family.

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Now they're making plans...

Now they're making plans...

Amiria* and her family were in a rat and flea infested private rental, with a landlord that refused to listen to their complaints about substandard housing. Their tenancy was terminated.

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Whanau settled into a safe and stable home

Whanau settled into a safe and stable home

John* and his partner, along with their 6 children, were very transient moving several times between whanau since 2003. This was due to a relationship breakdown, tenancy breach and having such a large family that contributed to overcrowded living.

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Just another day...

Just another day...

Thomas* was having a very stressful time when he had made contact with Monte Cecilia Housing Trust. His partner was in I.C.U and his current lease was to end on that day which added more stress to Thomas’ situation.

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