Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

Disadvantaged and homeless dine at Vatican with Pope Francis Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pope Francis, Sunday, marked the Church’s World Day of the Poor by hosting 1,500 homeless and disadvantaged people for lunch. The menu included lasagna, chicken in a cream of mushroom sauce, potatoes, sweets, fruit and coffee. Some 150 tables were set up in a Vatican hall where Francis normally holds his weekly indoor audiences with Read more

Big Sleep Out: Petone highlights homeless Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Big Sleep Out

People living on New Zealand streets are being spotlighted by New Zealand’s Big Sleep Out, hosted, December 7 in Petone. “The homelessness situation (in New Zealand) is a little different to what is happening overseas. “It’s people living in overcrowded houses, cars and garages – not so much people out on the streets (though) there’s plenty of Read more

Feeding mind and body at the Soup Kitchen Comments 0

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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The Soup Kitchen in Wellington has started a library It is the brainchild of community worker Natasha Rerekura and one of the soup kitchen’s regulars, Muigal Kimani, more commonly known as Kim Sawa Sawa. “We inspired each other to set this up,” Rerekura said. “The reason it started was I noticed with some of the guys Read more

City Mission housing facility reaps rewards from Year 6 project Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Wellington City Mission recently launched their new transitional housing facility, Britannia House, in Lower Hutt, with an official opening by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, the Associate Minister of Housing. The story caught the attention of Rev Caro Willis, the Chaplain at Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt. Her Year 6 students had gathered Read more

Orange Van: A shower and a chance to wash clothes Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019

The van Orance Sky arrived in New Zealand in October 2018 from Australia. The van is fitted with a shower, two washing machines and a clothes dryer, and open to use for anyone living without these basic necessities. Orange Sky’works in Australia with 27 vehicles servicing 22 cities each week. Read more Related Posts:Landfills becoming Read more

Church helping homeless with mental health problems Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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An Auckland church providing housing for the homeless for more than a decade has had an influx of people dealing with poor mental health. Faith Family Baptist Church in Panmure offers a 13-week programme to rehouse people in need. Numeracy and literacy classes and assistance with addiction and health were also included. Church kaumātua Tom Read more

1 in 100 New Zealanders homeless; it could be getting worse Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Homeless

An estimated one in 100 New Zealanders are homeless with 24 per cent of the total homeless population being children and there are warnings this number could be higher. According to 2013 census data, which was collated by the University of Otago, Wellington’s Dr Kate Amore in her Severe Housing Deprivation in New Zealand study, Read more

Capital gains tax will hit the vulnerable Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018
capital gains tax

The Tax Working Group chaired by Sir Michael Cullen is due to produce its interim report this month. This will consider the issue of whether New Zealand should continue not to tax most capital gains (tax the fruit from the tree, but not any growth in the tree that bears the fruit). The Labour Party, Read more

Catholics and Buddhists working together Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Poor and homeless people are benefiting from a collective effort made by US Catholics and Buddhists. The Green Affordable Housing Project is uniting Catholics and Buddhists in three US cities to provide a home for poor and homeless people. Read more Related Posts:‘Crazy’ response to Whangārei homeless centreAuckland church struggles with cost of housing homelessLuxury Read more

Compassion Soup Kitchen supreme winner at community awards Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington, run by the Sisters of Compassion for 116 years, was honoured as Supreme Winner at the 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards ceremony on Thursday 26 July. They also won the Health and Well-being category. The Wellington Airport Regional Awards are run by the Wellington International Airport, the Wellington Read more