Former streetie shares her story
Missy Rehu is bubbly, cheerful and radiates joy.
It's a far cry from where the 52-year-old of Te Arawa was three years ago when she was living on the streets.
"Before, I was a shy girl. I never spoke much. But now, that's changed. I can communicate with people now and I'm more open. Before, I couldn't. I was just with myself, I didn't know who to trust out there," Rehu said.
Rehu was born and raised in Rotorua and was orphaned when she was 12 sending her on a difficult journey into adulthood. Rehu started sleeping rough around 2019 after a change in her situation.
Link to article: Housing First, Lifewise mark World Homeless Day. Former streetie shares her story - NZ Herald