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Rowan House is moving forward – Enliven Disability

Four months after Cyclone Gabrielle flood damage, our staff and flatters at Rowan House are managing well under the circumstances. The initial emergency phase is behind us. Thanks to your generosity, we have received $40,000 in kind donations as well as support from cyclone relief funds.
Thank you for caring and supporting our flatters.

Because you care, we can move forward
To fully recover and make Rowan House suitable for housing young disabled people with high needs, we still need your support.
For this next stage of the project, we need $100,000.
Lessons learnt from the cyclone call for urgent action to enhance Rowan House’s resilience and preparedness. The next project stage includes landscaping modifications, uninterrupted power and water supply solutions, and improved kitchen accessibility.

Click to read media article, Disability home still in need of repairs four months after Cyclone Gabrielle (RNZ Reporter, Kate Green)

Click to listen to radio report, Residents eager to return to disability home (RNZ Reporter, Kate Green)


Rowan House Appeal
Under more normal circumstances, we’d need to fundraise before doing any refurbishments. Since flatters are already out of their homes because of the flood damage work, it makes sense to move forward with futureproofing and improvements now. This way, we can avoid having to displace the flatters in the future.

Your donation today will see our flatters living to their full potential when they return home.
Thank you for your support.
Donate now.



 #CheersCandice fundraiser for Rowan House
Tiwai is raising funds for Rowan House recovery by participating in his first ever full-distance triathlon, IRONMĀORI Toa in Napier. He has raised over $4,000 in just 10 days. Rowan House is close to Tiwai’s heart. His sister-in-law, Candice Morris-Eyton, lived at Rowan until she passed away a year ago. Candice loved to celebrate every occasion, so one way he remembers her is to cheers her every time they have a drink, #CheersCandice! The community is supporting Tiwai’s IRONMĀORI journey by remembering Candice and giving to those at Rowan House who helped her to live a full and happy life. Click here to visit Tiwai’s Givealittle fundraiser page.