VisionWest has seen one church grow to provide holistic care and support for all people physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
The Trust provides housing, a kindergarten, opshop, community care, for the Henderson community in Auckland.
VisionWest Community Trust has been offering community-based services to people in West Auckland since the 1980’s. The Trust was formally incorporated as the Friendship Centre Trust in 1988 in response to a growing desire of the Glen Eden Baptist Church to help those in need in the local community. The Trust started out small with a drop-in centre at the Glen Eden Railway Station as a place where friendships were formed. The Trust responded to the needs present in the community and grew to be one of the largest community based Trusts in West Auckland.
In 2010 the Friendship Centre Trust became VisionWest Community Trust. The name evolved from the Trust’s passion and vision of hope and transformation for families living in West Auckland. VisionWest Community Trust now provides a range of community services to around 7000 individuals and families every year, with a wonderful staff and volunteer base of over 450 people. The Trust is still based out of Glen Eden Baptist Church and continues to grow and respond to needs in the West, with a mission of building hope together.
“At VisionWest we believe that we all need to have a vision and hope for the future. As a community development based organisation, our vision is to build a place of trust and openness where people feel valued and loved.
We believe in the value of holistic care and support and offer an integrated range of services and supports that care for all people physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.”
VisionWest is part of the Community Housing Aotearoa Network (CHA)
To get started building a community around your church contact: 09 818 0700