The Simonlehner family are one of eleven families recently taken under the wing of our partner charity UpsideDowns. Their wee boy Edi, age five, will receive funded speech language therapy for years and years to come, in part thanks to those 1% donors' who give 1% of their income. We sat down with Edi and the family to learn what that really means.
Sometimes it's not just about getting housed but about staying housed. After spending four years on the street himself, Wellington local Alexi knows what it's like to be homeless more than most. These days, he's a proud part of the team at DCM who offer a helping hand to taumai at risk of losing their accommodation.
Tihema brings her dentist skills to those who need it most as a volunteer down at DCM's Dental Service. She shares some of the recent stories from the dental chair with us, and how for some, addressing that debilitating pain is the first step that's needed on the journey to getting healthy and housed.