Our logo represents a traditional home. A family home where the central elements of 'family', 'faith', 'respect' and 'love' are implemented. The home is important because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members. Family members teach each other, serve one another and share life's joys and sorrows. Families provide a setting for personal growth and as an organisation who shares the values of promoting the inclusion of people with disability and safeguarding their interests, we believe the central elements of a family will dismantle existing barriers so that people with disability can participate fully in their communities, to the advantage of everyone. Our services provided in the homes is a reflection of the person-centered approach and the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) where our participants should be at the centre of decisions.
WHO WE ARE
We are reliable professionals with years of experience. We listen to our clients and families and work with them to address their needs through a person-centered approach and strengths-based model.
Hale Community Support (HCS/Hale) is a small-medium sized organisation where its employees are calm, honest, dedicated, committed and very supportive to participants and their families and legal guardians. This organisation was not built in an instance or a fortune but very fortunate of the ultimate sacrifices and help from workers and relatives of our employees. As a team, they are gallant and work collaboratively challenging each other to think, articulate and receive clarity about their competencies. They believe that it will serve as a mirror that gives them a glimpse of their strengths and weaknesses.
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OUR BRIEF HISTORY
Hale (means healthy and robust / free from illness). Hale, is short for the word Haleluka, our original location where it all started from.
Hale Community Support (HCS) formerly known as PISA was originally set up in 2009 as a voluntary peer support network that provides assistance to persons who have mental health problems but only from the Pacific Islands cultural background. It was an initiative from a small group of professionals who identified that there was a need to have a pacific island outreach community program providing an equitable, accessible and comprehensive mentoring and care program for the Pacific Island community. In 2013, the organisation opened up other opportunities and extended its service provision to assist families of people with disabilities and communities further. At the same time, a significant change was made to its name and a more community-based program developed as well. With the changes in place, the organisation’s main objective in making changes was to reflect all members of the society accessing our services but recognizing all people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are participants of the many different programs we have. Again, these changes allowed our programs and services to reach out to families living in difficult circumstances.