Cathy’s Care Centre


Raising money for suicide prevention

Thursday, 18th October 2018

Cathy’s Care Centre

Introducing Cathy’s Care Centre

Taranaki Retreat is a beautiful facility located close to the coast and with a stunning, uninterrupted view of the mountain. Work began on the site in mid 2014, and it now features a Guest Lodge, Communal / Whanau Home, Chapel Space, Gym/ArtCave, Playground, Orchard, Enclosures for Pets, Toolsheds and Parking Area. Cathy’s Care Centre will provide much needed space for Counselling, Guest Support, Sleepovers, Rumpus Room for working with Parents and Children, and Volunteer Facilities. Every month, Taranaki Retreat receives around 120 contacts from people looking for help. The site urgently needs more confidential spaces where both residential and day-visitors to the site, seeking help, can meet with their Support Workers and begin to address their challenges.

Here are a few key features of the new facility, which we are hoping to fund through Cathy’s Dance, and to build in her name and memory :

  • Beautiful, natural rammed earth partition walls enhance acoustic privacy in the meeting rooms.
  • Double glazed doors and windows and extra-thick insulation in the ceiling and external walls provides a healthy environment and minimises heating costs.
  • Structure and materials are economical and easy to build – our volunteers can help.

Here are the plans for the building itself :

We are aiming high. We are planning to smash the funding of this new building – which will serve generations – with one night of Dancing, this October. Please help – we need you. Return to the Cathy’s Dance Homepage.