Our history

Our history

Parents and the love of their whānau was the driving force behind the establishment of Agape.

Back in 1992, a group of parents of adults with intellectual disabilities joined forces to create a permanent, full-time support environment that would foster independence, community participation, care, and friendship.

The group established a charitable trust in 1994, and soon after rented two properties in Whenuapai and Glendene which became our first residential homes. In 2003, we purchased our first house in Royal Heights and then a second in Great North Road in 2006, and people were relocated to these new homes.

Since then, we have continued to grow due to demand for our services and now have a total of six residential homes in the West Auckland suburbs.

Today, we continue to offer both 24-hour residential support to adults, as well as vocational services that focus on skill development and participation. Community and creating a sense of purpose remains our core purpose to this day.