Happiness House is a registered charity offering a welcoming, warm, non-judgmental and caring community drop-in centre in a home-like environment. The charity provides a space for the whole whakatipu community to connect with each other, gain support and access free services that help strengthen the wellbeing of the Whakatipu community.
Aims & Objectives
Our vision is to facilitate community supporting community by offering social, emotional and practical support.
The Heart of the Organisation
Without a doubt, the heart of Happiness House is the people.
This includes the staff and those who walk through the doors every day looking for a welcoming environment, a smiling face and a listening ear.
Queenstown embraces Happiness House because the community has recognised the need. No-one else provides this kind of support.
One of the unique aspects of Happiness House is that it provides help at the time that it is needed and this support evolves as peoples’ needs change. One days client may be another days volunteer supporting a new client.
The Wakatipu is a beautiful place but expensive place to live, and there is no doubt it is also very challenging for many families. Every year record numbers walk through the doors looking for support.