We provide employment for a core team of 50 employees with disabilities. We also coach and facilitate life skills enhancement for our employees and a larger group of 80 people (service users) with disabilities. Everyone participates in our Community Connections programmes, which helps to develop new levels of independence, so they can work towards living a full and meaningful life.
The majority of our service users come from Papatoetoe, Otara, East Tamaki, Mt. Wellington, Panmure, Botany, Howick, Manurewa and Papakura.
All communities have Transition Coordinators who facilitate the transition of people with disabilities from school to tertiary services. They have indicated a shortage of suitable service placements which is becoming more critical as pupils attending special schools reach the maximum age and are obliged to leave the school system.
Naturally, within our operating confines, we are well-placed to help with short falls. But this is highly reliant on the generosity of our sponsors, employers and people like you