Emmanuel Support

We are a support group for parents who have children with disabilities.

Our aim is to give spiritual, emotional and practical support to parents and families of a child with any disability.

  • We support families at the time of discovery of the child’s disability and to deal with feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • We help by holding friendly and supportive meetings where mothers and fathers can share freely without fear of judgment.
  • We help others to find wholeness in Jesus Christ and to know that He is there to meet their every need.
  • We have meetings for the whole family to join in as well as retreats for parents.
  • Our big annual events are the Parents’ Retreat and the Emmanuel Family Camp.
  • We send out a regular newsletter to keep you informed.

We hope you will join us for a time of support, fellowship and encouragement soon.

Women relaxing with coffee

We welcome you to register for the Women's Retreat.

When: 24th – 26th September
Where: Peacemakers Retreat Centre, 116 Fordyce Road, Parakai

This year's Woman's retreat will be at Peacemakers in Parakai. The cost is $136.00 per person for the two nights and includes food. However, please bring your own dinner for Friday night. If you are not staying the whole weekend, the cost is $68 per night. Please bring your own linen including pillowcases. Blankets are provided. We will be planning some activities such as op-shopping and crafts.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we ask that you do not pay just yet until we have a clearer picture of what level we may be closer to the time. However, do register so we can start planning room allocations etc.

Group of families and helpers

Find out about our up and coming retreats

Parent Retreats

Auckland Retreats

Find out about our up and coming retreats

Emmanuel Family Camp

Regional Groups

Information coming soon.