Community Services

VisionWest Community Trust has offered community-based services to people in West Auckland since the 1980s. The Trust was formally incorporated as the Friendship Centre Trust in 1988, in response to a growing desire of the Glen Eden Baptist Church to help those in need in the local community, and started out with a small drop-in centre at the Glen Eden Railway Station. Today the Trust has grown to be one of the largest community based Trusts in West Auckland, providing services particularly for those that are disadvantaged or marginalized in our community.

The Trust is located at Glen Eden Baptist Church, and continues to look at new and innovative ways of effectively meeting community needs, working towards a mission of ‘building hope together’ and a vision of ‘transformed lives, healthy communities’

As a faith-based organisation, we believe in the value of holistic care and support, and offer an integrated range of wrap-around services and supports that care for all people physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.

The Community services  VisionWest provides are:
• Community Housing; short term transitional housing and long-term housing supported by a housing social worker.
• Home Healthcare; quality, professional, home healthcare support enabling the elderly and people living with a disability to live independently within their own homes.
• Training and Education; second-chance training and education for youth & adults offering; NCEA Level 1 & 2, Intensive literacy & numeracy, NCALNE and Training for Work.
• Christian Kindergarten; full day  and kindergarten sessions for children two-five years old, learning in a Christian context.
• Counselling Centre; team of passionate and qualified Counsellors offering support to children, youth, families, couples and individuals of all ages.
• Whanau Centre; social workers, community workers and chaplaincy services; School uniform, and curtain banks, life skills courses and community groups.
• Budgeting Service; free budgeting education, advice and advocacy.
• Foodbank; emergency food parcels for people in crisis situations to last 2-3 days.

For General Enquiries:

Visit to find out more about the services of VisionWest Community Trust.

Phone: 09 818 0700

Fax: 09 818 0701


Postal Address: PO Box 20406, Glen Eden, Auckland, 0641



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Address Icon 93 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland