Vision
Wai Ji Christian Service strives for excellence and creativity in serving people with disabilities, promoting their well-being and enhancing their inclusion in society.


Mission
The mission of Wai Ji Christian Service is to reflect God’s love for people with disabilities by offering them support, encouraging their efforts to integrate into society, defending their rights and liberties, and empowering them to make contributions to the community at large. To this end the organization seeks to develop and maintain a diverse yet innovative range of services, facilities, programmes, research and educational activities, in partnership with the families of people with disabilities and with the wider community.


Objectives
1
To demonstrate the Christian conviction that each human being is valuable in their own right.
2
To provide nurture, care and training for people with disabilities so that they may develop to their full potential.
3
To develop staff to provide the nurture, care and training for people with disabilities and their families.
4
To support and educate the families of people with disabilities.
5
To initiate, promote, plan, provide, manage and develop other activities, services and institutions for people with disabilities as needed.



History

1977
A member of the Kowloon Union Church, Mr. Bernard Ng, who was a physiotherapist, put forward the idea of setting up services for people with intellectual disabilities on the premises of the Church. In an Extraordinary General Meeting in October, the Church formally showed its support for the establishment of a day care centre for this target group and formed an organizing committee to work on it.
1979
Kowloon Union Church Wai Ji Training Centre (now known as Wai Ji Christian Service) was established in the Church to provide half-day training service for people with intellectual disabilities.
1984
The Training Centre gained subvention from the Social Welfare Department. It moved to Nam Shan Estate, Shek Kip Mei, and became a whole-day training centre.
1986
The first volunteer-aided Gateway Club was formed in Nam Shan Centre to provide social and recreational activities for people with intellectual disabilities.
1988
Home-Based Training Team gained recognition and subvention from the Social Welfare Department.
1989
The first sheltered workshop cum hostel was opened on Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long, providing 140 places for workers and 50 places for residents.
1990
The first day activity centre cum hostel, which had a capacity of 50 persons, was opened on Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O.
1991
The second Gateway Club was formed on Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long.
1992
Respite Care Service was initiated. There were four places, two in Long Ping Hostel and two in Po Lam Hostel.
1993
The agency took over the Tai Hang Tung Day Activity Centre of the Social Welfare Department. Tin King Bradbury Centre cum Hostel was opened.
1994
Supported Employment Service was initiated.
On Ting Day Activity Centre cum Hostel was opened.
Sham Shui Po Local Advisory Committee was set up.
The Gateway Club at Po Lam, Tseung Kwan O was formed.
1995
The Agency was formally renamed as "Wai Ji Christian Service" and it was incorporated as a limited company.
The Gateway Club at Tuen Mun was formed.
Tin King Hostel provided two places of Respite Care Service.
1996
Supported Employment Service gained full subvention from the Social Welfare Department.
Supported Hostel I & II at Yuet Ping were opened.
Hor Ping Sheltered Workshop cum Hostel was opened.
Occupational Therapy Service was introduced.
Tseung Kwan O Local Advisory Committee was set up.
Yuen Long Local Advisory Committee was set up.
1997
Tuen Mun Local Advisory Committee was set up.
1999
Un Chau Sheltered Workshop cum Hostel was opened, providing 140 places for workers and 50 places for residents.
On Ting Hostel provided two places of Respite Care Service.
2000
Clinical Psychological Service was introduced.
2001
Direct Sale Service Project was initiated.
2002
Holiday Care Service was introduced.
Small Enterprise Project was initiated.
Home Based Training Team was converted into Home Based Training and Support Service Team.
Wai Ji Hong Yip Co. Ltd. was established.
2003
Community Rehabilitation Support Service was introduced.
2004
Long Ping Sheltered Workshop was converted into an integrated vocational rehabilitation service centre and renamed House of Arts and Skills.
2005
The office and activity centre of Home Based Training and Support Service Team moved to Siu Hong West Rail Station. The team was renamed Wai Ji Mutual Support Network.
2006
Tseung Kwan O Integrated Rehabilitation Services Centre was opened.
2007
Mei Tin Integrated Rehabilitation Services Centre was opened.
2009
Home Based Training and Support Service Team was converted into district support centre and renamed Yuen Long District Support Centre.
2011
A community waste collection project in Sham Shui Po was carried.
2013
Free outreach dental service for people with intellectual disabilities was initiated.
2014
To carry out a service project for carers of people with intellectual disabilities, namely “Infinity in Love”Service Project.
2016
A personal care salon providing fast haircut and foot spa service in Cheung Sha Wan was initiated.