An amazing gift

An amazing gift

Donated to Monte Cecilia by Bourke and Karen OConnor (Bourke Monte Trust Board member). It was made some 30 years ago.

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Not able to afford and sustain rent

Not able to afford and sustain rent

This family have been very transient moving between family homes and private rentals due to not being able to afford and sustain rent. There was history of DV and alcohol use and their first child was uplifted by Oranga Tamariki when the child was 4 months old. The couple used to be always angry to one another.

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Overcrowded housing situation

Overcrowded housing situation

Moana* was almost full-term in her pregnancy with her third child, when she had to leave the home

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Mum is now thriving

Mum is now thriving

Eva* is a single mother with three-year-old son, they previously lived in an old warehouse in Onehunga that was made into a church. They needed support because the room was cold and her son would get sick often. It was small and could only fit a double mattress on the floor and not much else.

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How Monte Cecilia changed my life

How Monte Cecilia changed my life

Monte Cecilia, I never heard of this name before in NZ, despite living here for 12 years. One tragedy in my life changed everything. Me and my family were involved in a house fire on 3rd of September 2018 when everything in our life turned upside down. Luckily we managed to escape the fire on time but we lost almost all of our belongings.

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Tensions between family members resolved

Tensions between family members resolved

Sandra came into Monte Cecilia emergency housing after living with Sandra’s in laws but had to move out due to tensions between family members as the house was overcrowded.

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Back to school from a home they call their own

Back to school from a home they call their own

Leah walked through the Monte Cecilia West office doors in November 2018 seeking help for her and her family. Her family is made up of herself, her husband and their four beautiful children all under the age of 12.

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Family were in significant debt and struggling

Family were in significant debt and struggling

Terri* came to Monte Cecilia, through a client who was living in a Monte Cecilia Community social house. They were living in a two bedroom house and there were four adults and four children. During the time working with Monte Cecilia they were asked to leave this house as it was overcrowded and WINZ placed them in a Motel.

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All four children had pneumonia

All four children had pneumonia

Maia and her four children had been residing at The Women’s Refuge for two months and were referred to Monte Cecilia by Work and Income. Prior to this, the family lived in WINZ emergency housing in Northland for two years.

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Now one of the top sales reps for her company

Now one of the top sales reps for her company

“Anne” came to Monte as a referral from another housing provider. Anne is a sole parent to two small children and we moved them into our emergency housing in South Auckland.

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