Posts Tagged ‘homeless children’

Some children can’t remember when they had a home

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

At Lifewise, when we speak to rangatahi about their experiences of homelessness, many of them tell us that they can’t remember a time when they had a safe, secure, stable home. Imagine that, growing up without a home, living day to day, week to week, month to month, never knowing when you might find the Read more

68 children will spend Christmas at de Paul House for homeless

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

In total, 68 children including one newborn baby will spend Christmas at Birkenhead’s de Paul House, a housing and support service for homeless families. Manager Jan Rutledge said the number of families they will be providing for at Christmas this year is the most it ever has experienced. De Paul House was established in the early Read more

PNG archdiocese tackles growing homeless children problem

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Catholic Church in Mt Hagen archdiocese in Papua New Guinea is responding to an increasing number of homeless children in the area. A “think tank” was held recently to look at the nature and extent of the problem and how the Church might respond. Archbishop Douglas Young of Mt Hagen told Radio Australia International Read more

Being homeless hits children hard

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Thousands of Kiwi children are homeless, with many missing out on schooling and basic medical care. A new Otago University study has used 2006 census data to provide the first measure of homelessness, finding that 34,000 people suffer “severe housing deprivation”. Researchers say the problem has “inevitably” worsened since 2006, with a deepening housing shortage Read more

More women, kids, homeless in Christchurch

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Emergency housing and shelters are struggling to cope with the growing number of homeless women and children in Christchurch city. The Christchurch City Mission and YWCA say they are inundated with women and children desperately seeking emergency housing – at levels never seen before. Both say they have to turn away people, with the YWCA Read more

Homeless little girl with a big heart

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Being homeless and watching over her three younger siblings whenever mum went off on a meth binge was a way of life for young Tangmo, and she accepted her fate without question; now the children are in school and they’ve got a roof over their heads instead of a road. Demure Miss Tangmo (Watermelon) tries to Read more