About Us

We’re a Charitable Trust providing a Day service within the Nelson/Tasman region to individuals with very high special needs who have left school, and for whom full-time employment is not an option.

Providing stable and dignified support to attain meaningful lives, rich with choice and opportunity.

Why we provide this service

We believe isolation is not an option and that every person is unique and has a valuable role in society.

Support is given to seize the opportunities that abound in our local community.

Our History

We have been providing this service to our community in the Nelson/Tasman region since 2008, and formed the Pinnacle House Charitable Trust in 2009.

Our Intent

We’re Christian faith based so we strive to treat every person with warmth and respect, valuing them as a unique individual

Deliver our services in a manner that considers participant’s dignity, privacy and independence

Aim for the best outcome of participants in developing and maintaining meaningful relationships through working with participants, their Whanau and carers

Supporting each participant’s achievements by focusing on their abilities and aspirations 

Being welcoming, non-judgemental, offering encouragement and showing optimistic expectations at all times

Breaking down barriers that hinder participation in the wider community

Our Supporters

We cannot do what we do without the support of our community and individual sponsors, trustees, staff and volunteers who give generously of their money, time and skills. To all of them we say THANK YOU on behalf of the participants.

If you’ve not been involved with us before please consider supporting us as we’d love to do more of what we do ! Click on the Donate button below.

We work with local businesses to provide work opportunities for our participants. If you’re a business operator and would like to partner with us please contact us using the Contact Us button below.

Eligibility and Service Access


Service Access

We serve young people in the Nelson/Tasman region who have left school and for whom full-time employment is not an option.

Access to our services is through referral either from peer recommendation or from a transition officer at a local school or agency

Community Involvement

Service Hours

We encourage participants to be among the community wherever possible as this benefits both the individual and the community.

Our goal is for each participant to have a work component during their week as this brings a real distinction and value to their life. This is only possible with the local businesses partnering with us to provide the opportunity to our participants.

Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)   8:45am to 3:15pm

We’re based at 452 Lower Queen Street, Richmond


Pinnacle House is a registered ‘Not for Profit’ Charitable Trust governed by 4 trustees.

The Management team oversees the day-to-day running of Pinnacle House, leading all staff and volunteers.