The People’s Project has helped a number of people move from the street to a home since it started in September 2014.
Over the past few years we have been reminded of the fact the people we work with die much younger, with 16 of our clients passing away, predominantly from chronic illness due to long-term unmet health needs and unmanaged health issues.
Mohi has a term of endearment for The People’s Project, whose office is located in Garden Place Hamilton; he calls them “the angels from the Garden of Eden”.
The Bay of Plenty Times interviewed Darren recently. Darren is a client of The People’s Project who uses food banks because after he pays rent, utilities and debts, he has about $25 left to live on. We think everyone would agree that this just isn’t right, but unfortunately it is not unusual for the people we work with.
Denise has a penned a beautiful eulogy for Sam Hogg, who recently passed away after a short battle with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. It was a privilege for our team to be a small part of Sam’s life in Hamilton. He always had a ready smile and a joke.
The People’s Project helped George turn his life around, starting with a warm, safe home and then linking him to the services he needed.