Our Story & Mission
Walk alongside BICT families on their journey towards recovery.
Ensure families feel heard without judgement and respect their wishes.
Families using our services feel empowered to support themselves to achieve a good ordinary everyday life for their child.
Support our members, parents/whanau caregivers with the help that they need to prevent family crisis and the need for statutory intervention.
Encourage families to aim high, dream big and reach for those stars.
To encourage parents to be the best possible advocates for their child and help their brain-injured child to flourish and reach his or her full potential.
The friends group’s main function in the beginning was to act as a moral and emotional support group for parents involved in an intensive home-based therapy program. Financial assistance was not provided at that time. The friends group played a very effective role for the next 10 years, but eventually, after many years of dedicated service, the committee ran out of energy, and the organisation went into recess.
Over the first 5 years we were able to secure funding for most of the requests that came to us. We applied to several funding agencies and were able to get them involved in our vision. We secured our first big donation from the Police Auction in 2008 a grand total of $50,000.00. We managed to pull off a presentation and warm the hearts of the audience. In 2007 we secured another $60,000.00 and then 2008 $50,000.00 from Angels for Children Charitable Trust.
This has been a huge boost for us and has meant that we could cease asking for funds from usual funding providers as it was sufficient to cover the requests that were coming in from families. With growth, promotes growth and we have grown from 3 families in 2006 to now over 80 families and we continue to grow.
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