I Am Here disability respite care

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We love to meet new people. We treat our guests like part of our family. We are a home away from home.

Our Story

I Am Here was founded by two mothers whose sons had experienced the trauma of an ABI. Through contact with others in the same situation, they came to see the need for a place that gave carers and their loved ones a real break, an opportunity to rejuvenate.

The original house was established in 1996 as Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options (HunterBIRO). Through the tireless efforts of the committee, volunteers and caring professionals, the house has established a reputation as a special place for guests and their carers.

The name change to I Am Here inn 2016 marked an exciting next step in the evolution of the service. The establishment of our wonderdul sensory garden has created a unique, calming resort environment for guests, and plans are well underway to expand the service's capacity to include new day programs. 

Our Values

Kindness and respect

We believe that dignity, individuality and mutual respect are the basis of any great relationship. This belief is at the heart of everything we do. 

Generosity and warmth

We have created a home away from home that feels warm, familiar and safe, and welcome our guests with open arms and an open heart. 

Patience and understanding

We understand that everyone is different, and has a unique set of needs and wants - both our guests and our staff. 

Professionalism and growth

Our guests come first - they are our reason for being here, and they deserve the best service we can offer. We never stop learning and improving. 

Our Mission

I Am Here provides a unique, personalised respite service that recognises everyone’s individuality. 

I Am Here creates experiences to enrich and inspire our guests. 

I Am Here offers mutual respect and kindness in a professional, caring and understanding environment. 

We hear you. We see you. We are here. 

I Am Here

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