Our Place . . . Your Place
Rainbow Place is a stand-alone provider of specialist nursing care, therapeutic support and counselling for children and young people living through change, loss and grief around serious illness and bereavement. We’re based in Hamilton, but provide support throughout the Waikato, King Country and Thames / Coromandel regions. An advisory service is available outside these areas. Rainbow Place is governed by Waikato Community Hospice Trust.
Generously Supported by Hospice
Rainbow Place is generously supported by Hospice Waikato, and a large number of individuals, agencies and organisations. Our relationship with Hospice is a close one. Although we provide a distinct type of care, this complements the adult service provided by Hospice . At the end of the day we are all about supporting families who are living through 'tough stuff'. It’s great to be right next-door!
Rainbow Place comes from small beginnings. The small cottage type premises in Von Tempsky St., Hamilton East in 2003 mainly provided support for the children and grandchildren of Hospice patients alongside a small caseload of sick children. Since then we’ve grown to a staff of eight, working from a much larger, purpose-built facility alongside Hospice Waikato on Cobham Drive.
These days we are busy both on and off-site and our facilities allow us to do so much more. Much of our work happens out in the community. So if the car-park is empty and the place seems a little quiet, it means we’re out and about working with children and young people in schools, homes, hospitals and other community settings.