With the closure of Lake Alice and Porirua Hospitals, services continued to grow. Government began to fund new community based services including Support in the Community, homes for younger people with physical disability, Respite Services, LUCK drop in centre and Workmates. M.A.S.H took advantage of the opportunity, and services in the Manawatu began to develop. Later residential services were established in Wellington for people experiencing mental illness.
The small organisation had to deal with many hurdles during the first few years and funding was always a constant problem.