WISH is a charitable trust that was set up in 1993 to provide a community-based residential rehabilitation service for people who have a mental health issue. The Trust is dedicated to supporting these people to live the kind of life they would like to live and encouraging their participation in community life
An environment of respect, trust and aroha
WISH is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Although we do not provide a kaupapa service, we make every endeavour to ensure cultural safety and acknowledgement of tikanga Maori. We aim to provide an environment in which the cultural, physical and emotional needs of all our residents are acknowledged and met, regardless of their ethnic or social background. “Together we support and encourage each other’s potential to grow in an environment of respect, trust and aroha.”
Working towards independent living
The Trust employs four full-time and five casual staff, including a General Manager and a Vocational Support Worker. Together with a Consumer Advisor, the Trust provides 24/7 support for 10 clients, working with the strengths - based model using a recovery approach to enhance residents’ potential for independent living.