Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust Rotorua

  Bay of Plenty
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Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust Rotorua want to make a difference to the homelessness issue in Rotorua and Taupō.

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  Bay of Plenty

Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust Rotorua want to make a difference to the homelessness issue in Rotorua and Taupō.


Currently our Trust operates 2 motels in Rotorua due too Covid 19. This has not been a easy task as we closed our wahine and tamariki shelter and night shelter in Rotorua because they were shared facilities.

We moved into the motels which are funded by the Government also in Taupo as well.


We currently have 15 Transitional homes we are operating out off Rotorua.


May 2018 we opened our Taupō Shelter for women with children. This property has 11 rooms. This facility is not funded by Government.


We have a second hand store (KOHA SHOP) with 3 showers (1 disability shower) and a Laundromat with 6 Commercial washing machines and 4 dryers.

This facility is free for those who have no power at home or our rough sleepers.

For those that can afford a koha this is appreciated as this facility is not funded but is essential.


We have 1 small and 2 big storage facilities full of furniture donations. When a family moves into a home we have furniture to give to help as a lot of whanau have nothing.

We have a removal van and trailer and 2 staff to do the removals and none of this is funded

More about us

The trust was established to raise funds for every charitable purpose benefiting the members of the community that are homeless and without regular accommodation. This includes the relief of poverty and any other matter beneficial to homeless members of the Rotorua community.

Use of funds


DROP-IN CENTRE - food, lease, and staff.

SANCTUARY MANAAKITANGA - lease, equipment (bedding etc), security, and staff.

WOMENS SHELTERS - lease, running costs, and staff.

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Latest update

Visions 2020 growth  15 February 2021

Posted by: Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust Rotorua

We still have an unfunded shelter for women and children in Taupo and our Mana Aroha Whare (koha shop, free showers and laundromat) However 2020 was a year of unprecedented change. After struggled with minimal funding for years when Covid hit we were suddenly thrown into the chaos of getting people off the streets and out of our communal living spaced facilities so people could be safe in their own bubbles. We moved over a hundred men women and children into 2 motels the day NZ went into lock. From these motels we have continued to run our housing ready model. We have a contract to provide wrap around services to support our clients to become good tenants that are able to sustain their tenancies. Families in our motels attend a multitude of courses including budgeting, parenting, counseling for drug & alcohol to name but a few.

We have many services that are unfunded like our furniture removal team and our storage units. We store donated furniture in our units and when a family is ready to move (sometimes with no furniture at all) we are able to send our crew around and furnish their house for free.

How is your donation used? We fund Mana Aroha and laundromat, provide food parcels for families in need, school uniforms & stationary. We staff our removal team and vehicles. We create positive memories for our families by trips to the circus, movies and lake BBQ. We give every person that joins us the opportunity to put the past behind them and start working on a becoming the best model of themselves.

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Liz 3 days ago
Kevan on 18 Mar 2021
Very Proud as a Kiwi. That you care enough to make this effort. So I feel that we must all support you both. Take care stay safe.
Liz on 10 Mar 2021
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