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De Paul House

Ph: (09) 480 5959

Email: admin@depaulhouse.org.nz

Website: http://depaulhouse.org.nz

Address: 92-96 Onewa Road, Northcote, Auckland, 0627

De Paul House provides housing and family support services. Our service aims to keep families united in a safe and dignified environment, and help them address the issues that have lead to them being homeless. Families set goals with the assistance of the family support team. These goals commonly include housing, budgeting, a compulsory savings programme. Participation in our employment training and life skills classes is also a key part of our programme, as is enrolment of children in our playgroup. School aged children benefit from our after school homework centre. This range of services offers support for the entire family and enables them to become independent, confident, resilient families.

Accomodation

De Paul House units cater for various family sizes- small bed-sits (suitable for single parents and one or two children), single rooms (for a parent and child), and two/three bedroom units (for larger families). The single rooms/bed-sits share all facilities. The two/three bedroom units share laundry facilities.

Family Support

Family support at De Paul House takes a number of forms, from the provision of food, clothing, and furniture to budgeting services, parenting classes, and counselling sessions. Our staff, volunteers, and local supporters aim to enable and nurture the growth of our residents’ life skills.

Early Childhood Centre

Our early childhood centre provides families with opportunities to develop parenting skills and receive early childhood education. Parents and children learn together through play. Children from birth to five years old attend with their mums, dads or caregivers to have fun in our spacious well equipped play area as well as our large outdoor playground. The playgroup has three staff and a number of volunteers. Our resident families as well as families supported in the community attend free. Families without transport are picked up in our van and returned home after the sessions end.

Learning Centre

Our Learning Centre is comprised of two large rooms, one of which is equipped with computers, a coloured printer and internet facilities. On weekdays, free educational classes (such as computer literacy and sewing) are hosted for the adults of both resident and outreach families. During the school terms, the Learning Centre is used as a supervised homework club for school aged-children. Children bring homework or a project to work on for the hour, and are able to get assistance from the staff member/s and volunteer supervisors.
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