We support people from all walks of life to reach their full potential by working with them to improve their individual and family/whānau wellbeing. We embrace diversity and our work reflects this.
The Trust oversees the following entities:
Our wide variety of services aim to help communities thrive. They address a range of needs including poverty, homelessness, substance addiction, unemployment, physical and intellectual disability, offender rehabilitation, and mental health challenges.
Our organisation is committed to empowering disadvantaged communities through our innovative services and programmes. This commitment is guided by our strategic priorities of Māori succeeding as Māori, Lived Experience and Diversity are Privileged, and Thriving Pacific Peoples. You can read more about these in Our Strategic Pou.
Māori Succeeding as Māori
Lived Experience and Diversity
Thriving Pacific peoples
At the Emerge Aotearoa Group, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is a very important time of year and although we find ourselves in a different world right now, it did not stop us celebrating the Reo. We just did it in different ways.Read more
We are thrilled to announce that Nicola Coom has accepted the role of Executive Director of Emerge Aotearoa Limited, alongside her existing role of Executive Director of Ignite Aotearoa. Nicola will lead our social services across the motu, including our mental health, addiction, disability support, peer, employment, offender rehabilitation and housing support. This includes our emergency and transitional housing services.Read more
We support the banning of conversion practices in Aotearoa New Zealand and the three objectives of this bill. We have made recommendations for the improvement of the bill. This submission is made on behalf of Barbara Disley, Chief Executive, and members of the Emerge Aotearoa Group Executive Team. It has their full support and endorsement.Read more
The Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little has indicated that there will be radical reform of our health and disability system. Barbara Disley shares her thoughts.Read more