- To offer practical, financial, emotional and social support to our community.
- To empower individuals and families with a strength based approach.
- To meet the needs of others with empathy, discretion and an attitude of non-judgement.
- To provide a safe and effective Community House where all are welcome.
- To encourage participation and remain relevant to the evolving needs of our community.
- To remain accountable and further develop our funding programme to ensure our ongoing economic viability.
To identify the welfare needs in our community and respond with a quality service which provides support and builds resilience.
The Te Kauwhata Community House began life as The Te Kauwhata and Districts Information and Support Centre (D.I.S.C).
It was the vision of locals Jean Lawton and Hazel Boldero and with the support of many locals opened its doors in 1996. It was a unique operation having three arms Support Centre, Information Centre and District Library within the Waikato District Council libraries. A 'Toybox' service was initiated in 1999. The D.I.S.C moved to 1a Waerenga Road in 2006. At our 21st birthday celebrations the D.I.S.C became Te Kauwhata Community House.