Thank you so, so much for your kindness and generosity – that you would enable our support work in this way…. It really does mean the world to us.

Thank you – thank you for choosing to share the journey with us in some way. It somehow feels stronger, more hopeful and truly encouraging to know that people take the time to read our updates and to be a part of it all. Don’t want to sound cheesy – but just knowing that you are ‘there’ – is awesome! Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi – with your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Maybe you headed to our website to find out a bit more; maybe this is your time, and your’re keen to know how we might be able to help you, or someone you’re concerned for? Awesome. Head here to read about our support hub – Waimanako – and here to read about our Residential Stays; or here to start the ball rolling.

Maybe you’re keen to find out about our Support Groups and Workshops? Excellent! Head here to check out what’s happening this week…

Maybe you’re a business owner and are keen to build a relationship with the Retreat? Maybe you’re keen to see if there is a place for you to volunteer with us, to be one of our support workers or listening ears, one of our fundraisers, or to take up a role in one of our many other volunteering opportunities. Rawe!! Head here to grab more info about how you can be a part of it all. Maybe you have skills or items that you would like to donate or ideas you are keen to share. That’s how we’ve always worked – the simple ‘rebuild the Village’ concept.

It really is a case of it taking the village, a village to help support those of us who are struggling, those who are tired, who don’t know which way to turn, who are often told reach out for help, but that really being the hardest, hardest step of all.

If that’s where you’re at, absolute respect for you for connecting, for making this first step to getting some support, that first step to making some changes.

We are in this together, and the team at Taranaki Retreat and Waimanako; are truly glad that you have climbed on board with us. We look forward to our paths crossing and getting to know you more. Do come in and meet them at Waimanako – or, if you’re not in our region, check out their profiles on our Team Page, here.