As we’re part of the UnitingCare Queensland group of community service organisations, we have a strong values base namely: compassion, justice, respect, working together and leading through learning.
UnitingCare Community is aided by 2600 staff and 5600 volunteers who help support 300 different community service programs and 130 Lifeline Shops across metropolitan, rural and regional Queensland. Being a state-based organisation, we have the ability to be flexible and agile in our response to community need.
We provide many important services to Queenslanders within key service streams such as individual and community support; children and families; older persons; disability; inclusion support; and childcare.
Services we provide for children and families include foster care, out of home care, supported accommodation, intervention services as well as child abuse and domestic violence programs. Disability, our largest service, provides respite and family support; services for children and young people; communication support; and emergency support.
We are also part of the national Lifeline Australia network and run 10 Lifeline Centres across Queensland. These centres offer a range of individual and community support programs, for example, the 24-hour 13 11 14 Crisis Counselling Line; suicide bereavement and prevention support, and community recovery.
Our other key offerings are in the areas of inclusion support, childcare, prison ministry and older persons programs such as the Seniors Enquiry Line, Elder Abuse Prevention Unit and Grandparents program. We are also a Registered Training Organisation and offer a range of accredited training programs.
As part of UnitingCare Queensland, the mission of UnitingCare Community is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals families and communities as we: Reach out to people in need; Speak out for fairness and justice; Care with compassion, innovation and wisdom.
Values are the principles, standards and qualities that characterise the way in which we do our work. Our organisation's values are: compassion, justice, respect, working together and leading through learning.
We provide many important services within key areas such as individual and community support; children and families; older persons; disability; inclusion support; and childcare. We also run an RTO and proudly manage around 130 LIfeline Shops, rag sales and an export business.
Corporate Partnerships enable UnitingCare Community to expand the reach of existing services, or introduce a program that would not have been otherwise possible.
To provide our services, UnitingCare Community receives government funding and self-funds through our business and fundraising activities.
Meet our executive leadership team.
The first Lifeline service, the 24-hour Crisis Line, began in Brisbane in 1964. The service was first established in 1963 in Sydney by Reverand Alan Walker.