About

We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in community. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need of one another.

A WELCOMING PLACE, A SIGN OF HOPE

At Mt Tabor, people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them, live together and are equally responsible for the life of their home and community.

Mt Tabor recognises the value of the human person and celebrates the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to welcome and accept others as they are. We believe that this gift has an important and transformative effect on others.  It enables and assists each one of us to become more human and helps us to create a more inclusive society where people with intellectual disabilities are recognised for their contribution in making New Zealand a better place to live.

As a service provider, Mt Tabor has a ‘community model’ of living, rather than a medical or social service model of care. While Ministry of Health standards are fully adhered to, much effort goes into encouraging mutuality in relationships and shared ownership for the life and spirit of welcome that is typical of our households.

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OUR COMMUNITY

Mt Tabor is a community of 32 core members, their advocates, live in and day support, community leaders, whanau and friends. We are intentional about life being centred around our core people within eight households in Henderson and Helensville.

As a faith-based organisation Mt Tabor recognises the spiritual and religious needs and aspirations of its members and respects those who have no spiritual or religious affiliation. Our community and faith life inspire us to be open to people of differing intellectual capacity, social origin, religion, race, and culture.

Sharing home life together is at the heart of Mt Tabor. Homes usually consist of five to six people, with and without intellectual disabilities. These people live in a family-like environment where each person contributes as he or she is able; helping with chores or cooking or perhaps bringing the gift of helping others to slow down and be more present to the moment.

Our homes are places of growth, where each person is supported to attain his or her full potential. In the sharing of life together, each one also grows in self-understanding and understanding of others. Decisions concerning home life are made as much as possible at a weekly house meeting.

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GETTING INVOLVED

MAKE A DONATION

We receive basic funding from the Ministry of Health as a contracted Residential Service Provider. However, we offer much more for our core people. We seek funding from a variety of other sources.

BECOME AN ADVOCATE

Every core member has an advocate who helps them to express their needs and wants within the community and outside. This is a vital role in the life of our community, giving strength to the voice of our core people.

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SERVICES

THE SERVICES OFFERED BY MT TABOR CAN BE REQUESTED BY FAMILIES, THE INDIVIDUALS THEMSELVES, WHANAU, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS.

HELENSVILLE HOMES

Situated 50kms northwest of Auckland are two homes – number 5, number 73 and the Mt Tabor Farm. We also

HENDERSON HOMES

Four homes are situated in close proximity to Henderson Central – number 30, number 41, number 43, and number 65, as

DEAF DAY PROGRAMME

  Many Deaf plus people in the wider community are placed in workshops and day programmes by their providers. Unfortunately

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CONTACT

OUR MAIN OFFICE IS SITUATED IN HELENSVILLE, 50KM NORTH WEST OF AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. THE OFFICE IS SITUATED AT 92 COMMERCIAL RD.

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Contact Info

Feel free to contact with us through the office. Or contact community leader Janine Felton 021 0269 4068

  • 92 Commercial Road, Helensville 0840
  • 09 420 9701
  • office@mt-tabor.org.nz