The Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan | 財團法人台灣基督教門諾會

Hualien, , 970 Taiwan

Mission Statement

In 1970’s, intellectually disabled in eastern Taiwan were hopeless. FOMCIT sent the Canadian missionary, Rev. Dirk Ottos, to Hualien and set up the New Dawn for caring children with intellectual disability in 1977. As 40 years go passing by, New Dawn Educare Center (NDEC) in Hualien Taiwan is crafted to accommodate the multifaceted needs of individuals and families affected by intellectual disability. We believe that all people are wonderfully created. We all are different, and we all have limitations. In serving the mentally challenged, we enjoy the pleasure of most fully reflecting the image of our Creator. By providing needed resources within a Christ-centered community NDEC will help the mentally challenged and their families to find belonging, purpose and hope.

About This Cause

Taiwan Mennonite New Dawn Educare Center

New Dawn Educare Center (NDEC) is crafted to accommodate the multifaceted needs of individuals and families affected by intellectual disability. We believe that all people are wonderfully created. We all are different, and we all have limitations. In serving the mentally challenged, we enjoy the pleasure of most fully reflecting the image of our Creator. By providing needed resources within a Christ-centered community NDEC will help the mentally challenged and their families to find belonging, purpose and hope.

Governance

Purpose:Be the salt of the earth and the light before men for God's glory and t
the people's good.
Mission:Bring God's love and hope to people with disabilities in Eastern
Taiwan.
Vision:Empower people with disabilities to live a life of independence, holistic
personal development and health.

Brief History

1977:Rev. Dirks and his wife, Mennonite missionaries, started the “New Dawn
Center” at the kindergarten of the Mei-Lun Mennonite church.
1986:New Dawn Center relocated to the current site by donations from
domestic and overseas people, churches and institutions.
1992:Ministry of the Interior (Taiwan) subsidized 120 million to build up a 7
floor building.
1997:The center has been renamed as “Taiwan Mennonite New Dawn
Educare Center.”
2010:Dr. Mu-Chuan Lin has been inaugurated as the fourth superintendent,
January 15th, 2010.

Clients : Mentally challenged Ages 6 to adult
Service Types
(1) Day care: 34 (22%) (2) Residential: 109 (70%) 
(3) Sheltered employment program: 12 (8%)

Disabilities
(1) Mental retardation: 95 (61%) (2) Multi disabilities: 51 (33%) 
(3) Others: 9 (6%)

Severity Level
(1) Extreme: 40 (26%) (2) Severe: 45 (29%)
(3) Moderate: 50 (32%) (4) Mild: 19 (13%)

Age
(1) 6-17: 26 (17%) (2) 18-29: 74 (48%)
(3) 30-45: 37 (24%)  (4) 45+: 18 (11%)

Services

Service Departments
1. Dept. of Education and Care: Conductive education, vocational development,
residential care, etc.
2. Dept. of Social Work:Community resources, vocational training,
sheltered employment program, etc.
3. Dept. of Health Care: Medical care, health promotion, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, dental care, etc.
4. Dept of Nutrition: Diet and food services, diet therapy program, etc.

Complementary Therapy Services

Music Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, Aroma Therapy, Work Therapy, Pet therapy, Spiritual Therapy, Art Therapy and Sport Therapy.
New Projects

Community-based group homes

We are going to establish several group homes in Hualien city to assist our clients to live and work independently. Group homes in the community can offer the mentally challenged a positive atmosphere and lessen the burden placed on their family for their care.

New Dawn Joyland for the Adult Kenners.

We are going to establish a green care farm where people with developmental differences and people with no outward disability can come together to work, to play, to worship, to learn and grow. The farm will have aquatic plant farm and nursery, sheltered workplaces, day care center, residential care center, guest house, chapel, healing garden, etc.

The Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan | 財團法人台灣基督教門諾會
2-2 Min-Chuan Road
Hualien, 970
Taiwan
Phone 03-8321280
Unique Identifier 1115