Creating foundations to build a future.

Ending youth homelessness in New Zealand.

Youth homelessness is a complex and growing problem in Aotearoa.

In New Zealand, young people make up a high proportion of our overall homelessness statistics with more than half (51%), younger than 25.

Without a stable home it’s very difficult for young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Everyone deserves their basic needs to be met. 
They need your help.

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Our purpose.

We will build homes for homeless youths and create a sense of community and belonging. 

In partnership with our future support partner, we will provide the support, education and skills for life ahead. The future vision is to have small communities of tiny houses across Aotearoa that empower youths in need to form life skills in a supported environment.

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Our mission.

To help address the homelessness situation in New Zealand. 

There are roughly 41,000 homeless people in New Zealand and it’s estimated that half of this number are under the age of 25.
The number is rising and we want to do what we can to put a stop to it.

About youth homelessness

Our aims.

There are 4 aims we are trying to reach: Housing, wellbeing, support and prevention.

Housing

Providing a safe home for youths in need. To do this, we bring the property and construction industry together to supply materials, labour and expertise to build homes, and to mentor youths in building their own tiny homes.

Wellbeing

Our mental health is incredibly important for the way we feel about ourselves, our lives and our state of comfort and happiness. Our support partners will be trained and will visit each of the homes and communities to ensure mental wellbeing is a main priority.

Support

The ways in which we can support young people in need range widely, from providing a safe home to live in, finding employment, working on resolving family issues and teaching skills to maintain mental wellbeing.

Prevention

Giving young people an opportunity to build a future can assist in avoiding harmful behaviours. In a caring environment, we can intervene as early as these behaviours are detected and increase the chance of complete prevention.

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