The Emmanuel Centre was created in 1981 as a Catholic Ministry for people with disabilities/people with other abilities, as well as their families, and carers.
The mission of our organisation is to demonstrate God’s love and power present in the world.
Our guiding principles are:
- – SELF HELP - The sharing of gifts and skills of both people with a disability as well as their families. Everyone is encouraged to contribute.
- – PLACE - Where gifts and skills can be shared to receive help.
- – RESPONDING TO NEEDS - We create programs based on the needs of the individuals who come, rather than have a program and get people to come.
To find out more about our history, click here
We are all made in the image and likeness of God. God does not make mistakes and people with disability/other abilities are no less an image of God.
What We Do
Organisations in The Emmanuel Centre
The organisations at The Emmanuel Centre are:
Catholic Ministry for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
This ministry seeks to make God’s Word accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired people.
Catholic Association for Special Education Support (C.A.S.E.S.)
Parents and others who work toward acceptance and support of children with special needs, particularly in Catholic schools.
Catholic Parish Mental Health Groups
This group of carers, people who have mental health issues, pastoral workers, friends, priests, religious, and families seeks to provide support and encouragement to people with mental health issues, and to those who provide care.