Peoples’ stories

The People’s Project has helped a number of people move from the street to a home since it started in September 2014. Their stories inspire us.

Darren

Darren

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.

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Eulogy to Sam Hogg, by Denise Irvine

Eulogy to Sam Hogg, by Denise Irvine

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.

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George

George

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.

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George

Theresa and Bayley

Theresa* and her daughter Bayley* were in desperate need of support to find affordable housing. Complications had forced them to hand in their notice at their rental property, and they had 21 days to find another home and move.

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COVID-19: The People's Project is operating at Alert Level 1

We are open, but our office remains closed to 'walk ins'. You will need an appointment, so please phone us first before you head into our office. In HAMILTON phone 0800 437 348 or in TAURANGA phone 0800 198 010. If you have a runny nose, sore throat or cough, please do not come in - get tested and self-isolate until you are cleared by a doctor. The Ministry of Health encourages people to wear a face mask or covering when using public transport. You may be asked to wear a face mask or covering in our office. Thank you.