Mum with four year and two year-old living in a garage

Mum with four year and two year-old living in a garage

Referral from the Turuki Healthcare in Mangere. A single mother with two children, a four-year-old boy and two-year-old girl all living in the garage which was not an appropriate place to stay for this family and their children.

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Laptops from Germany

Laptops from Germany

Sally and her family had a long history of waiting to get into social housing. Initially they were staying in a private rental, both Sally and her husband were working, but with rent hikes and change in family circumstances they could not afford to pay the rent.

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Staff farewell

Staff farewell

Cecilia, with her two children, came to Monte Cecilia over 28 years ago. New to Auckland, she was seeking emergency housing and a hand up to establish her little family in Auckland.

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Dana's story

Dana's story

Dana* is a mum with one 10-year-old boy. Dana was married but her husband was significantly abusive to which her son often witnessed. There are emotional repercussions for both Dana and her son, but she is quietly, and with great courage, navigating to find a resolution for them both.

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Mandy's story

Mandy's story

Mandy, a mum with four children, came into Monte emergency housing in April 2018. She had been living with her sister, brother-in-law and their four children, in a three-bedroom house in Mangere since October 2017. Overcrowding was an issue. The reason Mandy found herself in this position was due to the breakup of her marriage.

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Monte’s new support programme for mums leaving prison

Monte’s new support programme for mums leaving prison

For mothers leaving prison, finding a place to live with their children has been a significant challenge. But a new collaboration with Corrections, Probation and partnership with Family Works, Presbyterian Northern means Monte is providing safe, warm homes for mothers to begin rebuilding their lives.

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Finding a home for baby

Finding a home for baby

While some new parents eagerly decorate their baby’s room, others just want to find a safe place to bring them home to. When Bella and Joel discovered they were expecting their first baby, they knew the boarding house they had lived in for almost a year was no place for a newborn, so they turned to Monte for help.

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My life was transformed

My life was transformed

A past client of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, Ruth, explains how the lives of she and her children were transformed by the support she received: “I’ll never forget the support from the Monte staff in my difficult days. Those days of support have changed my life forever.”

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Lifting the language barrier

Lifting the language barrier

A lack of English-language skills is one of the most common and biggest barriers facing the families we work with in West Auckland. But Monte is working to support families to learn English and gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.

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A self-referral

A self-referral

Louise came to our organisation as a self-referral, desperately looking for a house because her husband had been brutally attacked. Due to this Louise with her three children, had become homeless and where living in extreme overcrowded situation.

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