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One Double Five Community House

Focus area: Increased Equity
One Double Five Community House

One Double Five Community Trust (One Double Five) has been providing key social services to Northland communities for the past 26 years.

One Double Five began in Whangārei in 1993, and has become a well established community hub, offering legal services, community development support, and services that are responsive to identified needs in the Whangārei community. One Double Five sees around 300 people use its community house each week, utilising services which range from whānau support and counselling, to community law and community development projects like Mothers Moving Mountains.

Without Foundation North’s support and partnership, these projects simply would not exist. We appreciate Foundation North recognising the diverse needs of our Taitokerau whānau, and supporting significant projects that make a world of difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our rohe. He waka eke noa!
- - Elizabeth Cassidy-Nelson, CEO of One Double Five Community Trust

One Double Five is a long-term recipient of Foundation North funding. Our most recent grant has been used to support three of its key programmes, which are all highly collaborative and led by the community:

  • Food Rescue Northland – this helps to redistribute food from retailers that would normally be wasted, to those who are most in need. It helps to reduce food ending up in landfill while giving families who may struggle to put food on the table access to healthy and nutritious kai.
  • Mothers Moving Mountains – this project provides support to a small group of mothers to help them realise their aspirations, reach their full potential and reduce the impact of poverty on their whānau and children.
  • Open Arms Day Centre – this helps to address the increasing homelessness problem by providing a safe, warm and welcoming day centre for some of the most vulnerable members of the community. The centre gives the homeless and those in crisis access to facilities such as showers, food, and any services that they may require.