Our team

The People's Project is a unique collaboration of organisations committed to ending homelessness. Each day, professionals from our partner organisations come together to deliver wrap-around support to those people seeking assistance, using a 'one plan' approach.

Housing is worked on as the first priority with health, addictions, employment, income and other support services 'wrapped around' each individual, if and as required.

L-R: Lisa, Carole, Kerry, Dave, Julie, Trisha, Tristyn and Sam. Absent: Ben 

The Hamilton team

You'll find us in the heart of the CBD at our office in Garden Place.

Our multi-skilled team includes project lead Julie Nelson, who is also the joint chief executive of the Wise Group, alongside Hamilton manager Kerry Hawkes, with Carole McMinn, Lisa Travaglia, Dave Stewart and Sam Morton who are on full-time secondments from the Wise Group. Ben Eadie and Tristyn Gretton are from the Waikato District Health Board's Community Mental Health and Addictions Service, and Trisha Pere-Douglas manages the front of house office and administration requirements of the team.

"Thank you so much for your help. For the first time in my life I have my own place. A place I can call home, something I have never felt before. So thank you for just caring for me and all the people you have halped. You have made a difference in my life and I really appreciate it. You have been such a blessing and I am glad to have met you. I'm on cloud nine right now and feel like I can climb mountains. I feel like I can finally move forward and not backwards, like I always have. So thank you."