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My Whare Youth Housing


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This year, as part of our fight to end homelessness, VisionWest is launching a youth housing programme called 'My Whare'. My Whare is an innovative programme in response to youth homelessness, placing state of the art one bedroom studios on residential properties to give youth who have had a rough start in life, the opportunity for a brighter future. The programme centres on the holistic development of young people offering mentor supports for life-skills, education and employment.

The 'My Whare' programme utilises tiny home technology, and a strengths based youth development approach to offer trans-permanent housing and intensive mentoring during the young persons journey into adulthood.  VisionWest will offer the programme to young people who are transitioning out of care or homelessness.

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The programme is designed to be tailored to individual needs with each participant co-designing the goals and key milestones for their journey. Each studio is designed to be located on a residential property of a host family who offer the young person connection to community through shared meals and experiences while giving the young person enough space to grow independently.

In our first year, with your support we are hoping to support five young people and build five one bedroom studios.


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Join us in the journey to end youth homelessness. We are seeking your support to raise funds to get this project off the ground. Join us in systems change to see our young people flourish by making space for a brighter future.



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