Agencies work together for families

Agencies are working together to help provide a range of social support networks to families in urgent need of somewhere to live.

Collaboration between government agencies and local schools has helped transitioning families make sure that their children’s education remains a priority.

The families currently call 42 temporary emergency houses home, at a site owned by the Ministry of Education on South Auckland’s Luke Street. The site is leased to Housing New Zealand so it can be used as transitional housing for families in urgent need of somewhere to live. The Ministry of Social Development has contracted three agencies – VisionWest, the Salvation Army and Monte Cecilia – to manage the site and provide a range of social support to the families while they live there.

Otahuhu College is one of the schools near the Luke Street housing development that are providing support designed to ensure the education of the families’ children is as smooth and continuous as possible. The college is part of the Otahuhu Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

Read the full story on the Education Gazette website.

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