Baking her way to independence

Baking her way to independence

​When Amanaki came to Monte Cecilia’s Mangere transitional community, her family was struggling with money, but thanks to Monte Cecilia’s F.A.I.T.H. Money Programme she’s discovered a way to harness her talents to support her family.

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A new home for a family in a difficult place

A new home for a family in a difficult place

​Laura and her family came to Auckland from Kaikohe after the owner of the house they had been renting sold it. Their property manager had told her there was a new property for them to move into once they moved out, but once out the property manager told them that the new property had fallen through, leaving them with nowhere to go.

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Helping families back onto the road to independence

Helping families back onto the road to independence

​Liz, Shane and their children came to Monte Cecilia through Housing New Zealand after spending more than six months living in a three-bedroom home crammed with 22 people.

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Help with a big family

Help with a big family

After a breakdown in Sandy's relationship she was forced to move out of her private rental due to no longer being able to sustain the weekly cost. She had just graduated with her Bachelor degree but was now unable to pursue a career in her field due to partner leaving.

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Help received in times of crisis

Help received in times of crisis

​Angela*, John* and their three young children came to Monte Cecilia after receiving an eviction notice from their landlord while struggling with health conditions. The Monte team was over the moon to be able to find this family a home.

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Monte family wins top tenant accolades

Monte family wins top tenant accolades

​One Monte Cecilia family has been turning their new house into a home by forging a great relationship with their landlord and property manager to improve their new abode.

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Escaping a toxic situation

Escaping a toxic situation

For ​Mere and her son Rewi Monte Cecilia has been an escape from a toxic marriage, cruel and degrading treatment and overcrowded living conditions.

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Finding a healthy place for her children

Finding a healthy place for her children

When Lucy came to Auckland from Kerikeri, she found herself in a damp moldy boarding house with three children and a fourth on the way.

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Moving to a brighter future

Moving to a brighter future

​When Harriet* received a phone call from Monte Cecilia offering her a transitional home she was overjoyed. This was the fresh start she had told her social worker she wanted for herself and her tamariki.

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Reaching out to a familiar helping hand

Reaching out to a familiar helping hand

2020 was a year of unique challenges for many New Zealanders, but for Sefina it meant unemployment, relationship breakdown and being forced her to move her family in with her grandparents.

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