WHO WE ARE
About Dayspring Trust
We believe that we all need to have a hope for the future and a vision to inspire.
As a community organisation, we want to positively influence the pathways for women and their families/whanau. The wellbeing of the mother means families can flourish and grow and ultimately affects the health of the communities we live in.
To be the preferred provider of Maternal Mental Health Community Services in the Auckland Region.
To foster the wellbeing of both mother and child by creating opportunities that inspire women to live, love, learn and connect.
Respect: Having respect for ourselves and for others.
Compassion: Putting compassion into action.
Hope: Standing together, speaking encouragement, building hope.
Support: Supporting those wanting change and growth.
Dayspring is a registered charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees. Dayspring began 40 years ago with a group of women in West Auckland who saw a need in the community that wasn't being met.
Since those early beginnings we have been working with vulnerable families and have a long history of positive involvement with mothers and their babies who are living with post natal depression or an ongoing mental illness.
We have first hand experience on the impact their illness has on the mother/baby bonding processes, and the associated risks of attachment disorder.
Dayspring provides programmes and services that are designed to positively influence the pathways for women and their families.
Daypring's Chronological History
1980: Titirangi Care Centre opened one day a week to provide a meeting place for people who have been through crises, to find friendship and support. Soon doctors, public health nurses and social workers were sending their clients to see us. We began to be recognised by other agencies too.
1984: Numbers had increased significantly. Mayor Tim Shadbolt and the Waitemata Councillors gave us a rent-free new home at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall - one day each week.
1985: To raise funds, we ran a catering service which was very much in demand. This helped purchase our first van.
1986: We opened our first residential home, welcoming 5 women and their infants/children for respite and rehabilitation.
1989: We formed Dayspring Trust.
1994: We moved and opened Dayspring Care Centre right in heart of busy New Lynn opening every weekday.
2005: Our level 2 residential home for women, was reconfigured to a Maternal Mental Health Community Support Work Service and a Supported Landlord Service.
2006 - 2007: A scoping process was begun to asses the need in the community for one-on-one attachment work. The report was compiled and completed by May 2007.
2012 - 2013: Secure Beginnings: A joint service with Dayspring Trust and Marinoto CAMHS WDHB was launched.
Dayspring Trust is an approved and audited service under S403(1) CYP&F Act 1989
Dayspring became incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, as Dayspring Trust on the 18th January 1989. Dayspring Trust is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. Registration No: CC25183.