Accepting a helping hand

Accepting a helping hand

Vicki* has always been an independent person who wanted to do things for herself, but found herself forced into an unwinnable situation by poor luck.

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From a cold garage to her own home with Monte Cecilia

From a cold garage to her own home with Monte Cecilia

​Clarice*, a 35-year-old single mum to three boys, has always been tough and independent, but sometimes life throws you one challenge too many.

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Developing the skills to chase dreams

Developing the skills to chase dreams

Monte Cecilia’s F.A.I.T.H. Money Programme is about more than teaching budgeting skills, it’s about giving participants the ability and confidence to chase their life goals.

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On the road to independence

On the road to independence

When Iosefa moved his family out of an overcrowded house and into Monte accommodation, he didn't just get a roof over his family's head, he stepped onto a road to financial independence and freedom through Monte's wraparound services.

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From struggle to safety with Monte Cecilia

From struggle to safety with Monte Cecilia

​When Ashley* came to Monte Cecilia for help her family was paying $810 per week for a run down property that wasn't even painted properly. Thanks to support by Monte her family were able to get out of the property that was putting her children's health at risk.

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Developing the tools for financial freedom

Developing the tools for financial freedom

When Mataali* joined Monte Cecilia’s F.A.I.T.H. Money Programme, she and her husband were struggling to make their income to stretch through the week. But three months later she is able to consistently make sure her family has everything it needs.

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Building skills and independence with Monte Cecilia

Building skills and independence with Monte Cecilia

When Sam's relationship fell apart, he was left looking after six children with limited English skills and understanding of New Zealand society. But thanks to Monte's wraparound services he's now setting goals and moving forward.

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Paying it forward

Paying it forward

​Twenty years ago, Myra found herself in a place of need after arriving in New Zealand from the Pacific Islands. Now she’s in a position where she wants to pay that help forward to other families in need.

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A space for a family to thrive

A space for a family to thrive

When Jacob returned to NZ from missionary work in Tonga to care for his seriously ill parents, he and his family’s difficult situation was compounded by the arrival of Covid-19. Thankfully Monte staff were able to help him find accommodation near good schools for his children.

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A place of calm

A place of calm

When Penelope* and her family first moved to New Zealand from Tonga, it was a tight fit staying with her uncle - with 13 people staying in the four-bedroom house her whole family was packed into a single room.

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