MISSION STATEMENT / KAUPAPA – EMBRACING THE PATH
“Embracing the Path” is the English translation of Te Ara Korowai.
Korowai are taonga (treasures) and the mana (power, status) of the cloak comes from the person who wears it, and so the mana of Te Ara Korowai comes from all our members.
Our Board is made up of community members with at least half the team having a lived experience of mental distress as per our constitution.
Chair: Debbie Godwin; Treasurer: Paul Dacombe-Bird; Secretary: Monica Tresch; Members: Sue Rostron, Rose Begbie, John Milner, Ray Ferguson.
Te Ara Korowai came into being in 2012 as a merger between Kapiti Choices and Crossroads. It is an incorporated society aimed at providing creativity workshops and training for those facing tough times.
OUR TEAM AND VOLUNTEERS
Shona McNeil is our Manager / Fundraiser, and Wendy Madsen is our Centre Co-ordinator / Support worker. Shona is also a counsellor, and Wendy is currently studying at the centre via Careerforce. Shaun is our part-time Cleaner and Gerry is our part-time Accountant. Kathy Lyall and Rebecca Bond are our 2 regular Arts tutors. As well as being trained in art, Kathy also has social sector training and experience including Maori wellbeing, and Rebecca is also studying at the Centre via Career force. We welcome volunteers from both the community and our membership.
Charity registration CC28369