POU WHAKAARO TRUST

POU WHAKAARO

partnering with people 

living life well

ABOVE & BEYOND

exceeding expectations with passion, commitment and professionalism

FUN

because humour builds great health and learning

WHANAUNGATANGA

Respectful Relationships

putting the time in to build collaborative, inclusive connections

CREATIVE INNOVATION

seizing opportunities for sustainable individual and business growth

MAHIA TE MAHI

Walking the Talk

doing what we say we will do!

WHO ARE WE?

Pou Whakaaro is a non profit, Charitable Trust that offers day services and programmes for adults with varying disabilities e.g. tactile, physical, intellectual and mental 

The organisation was first set up in 1982 with support from the club services and was called Eastern Bay Achievement Trust. Initially it was set up as a sheltered workshop for people with a disability or experience of mental illness. 

 

'Trainees' made farm gates and kiwi fruit pallets, grew food, did contract work and ran a lunch bar. Service users received a nominal 'pay' of $10 to $80 per week. In 2002/3 after a financial crisis, these operations ceased. The Board and new manager worked hard to save EBAT from closing down. Since then with energy, determination and community support Pou Whakaaro has grown and evolved, and continues to do so.

Our Core Values

Pou Whakaaro | Mental Health & Disability Support

40 Te Tahi Street, Whakatane | 07 308 8170  |  admin@pouwhakaaro.co.nz