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PeakCare's current members range from from large charities providing services throughout Queensland, through to smaller not-for-profit organisations providing services in metropolitan Brisbane, regional, rural and remote areas of the state.

PeakCare also has a number of individual supporters ranging from private practitioners to academics.

Below are some of our member organisations.

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Act for Kids is an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

They help kids to overcome their experiences through long-term intensive therapy, and provide support for families at risk.

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Alternate Care is a community based organisation providing direct support to children and young people in care. 

Alternate Care’s Vision is to: “To measurably improve the lives of children/young people who are at most risk in Queensland’s Far North.”

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Althea Projects has been dedicated to caring for children in Townsville since 1974. 

Althea Projects is a non-government community organisation that has helped countless families when times have got tough. Althea’s mission is to support and strengthen families so children and young people can reach their full potential in Townsville.

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Anglicare Central Queensland exists to assist individuals, families and communities to live to their fullest potential.

We work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, to provide services from crisis intervention to long-term support. Our primary role is to respond to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

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Anglicare North Queensland Limited strives to achieve social justice and provide opportunities for people in need to reach fullness of life, in response to the Christian faith.

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Anglicare Southern Queensland provides support to hundreds of children, young people and families every year through our integrated network of social services. 

Through our diverse range of complementary programs and services, we strengthen families and communities in south-east Queensland.

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Aunties and Uncles Queensland is an early intervention and prevention mentoring program helping vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children aged 1-11 years, within the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.

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Relief in times of crisis, care when it's needed most and commitment when others turn away.

Red Cross is there for people in need, no matter who you are, no matter where you live.  We help tens of millions of people around the world each year and care for local communities in Australia and Asia Pacific.  With millions of volunteers worldwide and thousands of members, volunteers and supporters across Australia we can reach people and places like nobody else.

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BABI works to promote an environment in which children, young people and families can grow and participate successfully in the life of their community. 

BABI provides a range of services to children, adolescents and families including; supported accommodation for young people including young parents, play group, child, adolescent and family counselling, parenting group programs, healthy relationship groups for young women (LoveBites), holiday programs and drop-in for adolescents and youth community development.

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Beaucare exists to strengthen our communities and provide opportunities for people to maximise their quality of life.

Beaucare provides a broad range of community services. These include child care, family support, youth development, services for the frail aged and people with a disability and community centre coordination.

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Bravehearts’ key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault. 

Their vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020.  To achieve this they depend on business, government and community support.

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Since 1949, Carinity (formerly Queensland Baptist Care) has been making a real difference in people’s lives through comprehensive and integrated community services.

These include the provision of care to the frail aged, shelters for homeless youth, helping families and young people through difficult times, support for people with disability, secure retirement lifestyle communities, chaplaincy support and alternative education for teenagers who struggle in traditional schools.

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Centacare: Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton (Centacare) upholds its role and commitment to deliver service excellence in the local community through the provision of quality services and support to individuals, couples, and families.

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Centacare Family and Relationship Services (CFRS) is part of Centacare in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

We provide professional, community-based services that enhance the lives, relationships and well being of our clients in all their diversity.  Our clients are supported through a range of programs and services including counselling; domestic and family violence prevention; family and relationship education; mediation (family dispute resolution); and community development/education services.

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As a social worker who has worked in the child protection system for nearly 20 years, Chris is one of Queensland.s longest standing and most respected child protection experts. He has a passion for social justice and giving a voice and opportunity to the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our community.

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Churches of Christ Care (CofCC) are one of the largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations, operating more than 150 care services throughout Queensland and Victoria. 

With the support of over 3,000 staff, 800 foster and kinship carers and 900 volunteers, CofCC is active in the areas of early childhood services (including in-home support provision), out-of home care and family intervention and support services (CofCC Pathways), housing services, retirement living, community care, residential aged care and dementia care, providing care and compassion to vulnerable people.

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The Community Living Association oversees a wide range of programs developed to assist people with:

  • an intellectual and/or other cognitive disability and mental illness.
  • young people at risk of early school leaving.
  • young people at risk of homelessness. 
  • young people with disabilities exiting child safety

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CREATE Foundation is Australia’s peak body representing the voices of all children and young people in out of home care.

As a national organisation CREATE is better able to increase its reach to children and young people in care through its programs and events. As an advocate for children and young people in care CREATE ensures that their voices are heard by key decision makers in government and out-of-home care sector stakeholders.

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Encircle is a not for profit community owned and operated organisation for individuals and families in the Pine Rivers district. 

The Centre responds to personal and community needs within a safe and welcoming environment. Support services are offered to community members using an approach which values each individual and their strengths. We provide a voice for the community by building and maintaining partnerships and offer low cost meeting space for local community groups and organisations.

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Excelcare provides value for money, practical support to assist people to live independently in the community.

To achieve this, we develop a service plan with you that provides the services that you need, when and how you need them. Services are provided in your home or in the community. Some centre based services are also available.

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Family Centred Support Services believe success comes from working together, so instead of just engaging the child, they engage the whole family. They work with families in their home and community, at times and days that are convenient for them. Family Centred Support Services provide services to families and individuals that face a range of challenges, all families and young people must be referred and funded by the Department of Communities.

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Foster Care Queensland is an organisation for foster and kinship carers and the children and young people for whom they care.

We are a government funded organisation, the membership of which is open to all foster carers (a term used here to mean registered Foster Carers, Kinship carers Provisionally Approved carers and supporters) with associate membership being open to organisations.

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Foundations Care is committed to providing responsive and flexible support services that enhance the quality of life of children and families. Innovative, responsive and flexible in our approach, we understand that each client is unique and has different needs. We work collaboratively with our clients and their family to support and advocate in a way that gives but never gives up.

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Ganyjuu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Family Support Services, (Ganyjuu) was established in June 2005.

It was borne out of the need for specialized Indigenous Family Support services in the Logan, Browns Plains and Beaudesert regions. Prior to this date Ganyjuu operated for many years as a single family support program operating from a large Indigenous Corporation.

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Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS Ltd) deliver a range of specialist support and intervention programs for children, young people and families.

Working closely with businesses, corporations, governments and other charities we deliver 25 separate accommodation, child protection, counseling and support services throughout the State of Queensland.

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The Immigrant Women’s Support Service (IWSS) offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant women and their children from non-English speaking backgrounds who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.

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Indigenous Family & Child Support Service provides support and care to some of the most vulnerable members of the community by seeking suitable care arrangements for children and families who are in need.

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The Integrated Wellbeing Centre (IWC) provides accessible clinical, family and social services.

For IWC the importance of empowering clients, providing a holistic approach to healing, building resilience, building capacity both personal, family and community wise is fundamental in every aspect of the services provided. We are in the business of wellbeing and wellness - physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually for both clients and staff. Our mission is to provide transformational, holistic and whole of person wellbeing services. Our major focus is to improve and support Indigenous and the vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the Wide Bay and surrounding regions.

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Jabiru is a community based not for profit organisation based in North Brisbane.

Jabiru’s primary service corridor reaches from Chermside/Zillmere through to Bracken Ridge/ Brighton, however it also has 25 place based sites through Greater Brisbane in primary school settings. Jabiru has four teams; Jabiru Communities, Jabiru Community College, Jabiru Kids and Jabiru Operational Support.

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Key Assets is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation providing fostering services across the South East, South West, North Coast and Brisbane regions of Queensland. We are part of the international Core Assets Group, a leading children’s services provider which operates in over 14 countries worldwide.

We work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to offer foster care for children and young people with a wide range of needs, including those with complex needs.

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Kingston East Neighbourhood Group Centre acts as a focal point for the whole community promoting personal well-being through access to information, resources and learning opportunities that respond to the needs of the community.

It is an evolving, dynamic organisation, whose purpose is to nurture, develop, extend and respond to local needs and issues in a beneficial and enabling way.

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Kyabra Community Association Inc. is a medium sized multi-service organisation which works with families and communities to strengthen family and community life.

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Life Without Barriers provides care and support services across Australia in urban, rural and remote locations and in New Zealand.

Our services include family support and out-of-home care, disability services, home and community care for older Australians, support to refugees and asylum seekers. We also work in the areas of mental health, homelessness and youth justice and we have a strong commitment to Reconciliation and delivering culturally sensitive programs.

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Mercy Community Services – Family Services delivers inclusive, responsive and innovative services for children, young people and families in south-east Queensland.

We help disadvantaged and vulnerable people and families feel valued, connected and strengthened and have hope for the future.

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Micah Projects is a community organisation with an unswerving commitment to social justice.

Micah considers that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, health care, education, safety, dignity and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

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Mission Australia’s vision is to see a fairer Australia by enabling people in need to find pathways to a better life.

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NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) was co-founded in 1987 by Rosemary Sinclair AO and Christine Stewart.

Since then NAPCAN has made a significant contribution to the safety and wellbeing of Australia's children and young people by raising public awareness of child abuse and neglect and its impacts, and by developing and promoting effective prevention strategies and programs.

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OzCare Goodna provides early intervention support to families and their children within the Goodna area that are enrolled and attending Goodna State, Goodna Pre-School and/or Goodna Special School. 

In partnership with the schools and other specialist community and Government services, we provide a range of flexible support services, including advocacy, counselling, art therapy, practical and parental support and access to health and other support services to enable families to make positive changes in their lives.

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Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre offers a range of community support to persons to the southern Gold Coast.

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For over 50 years Peirson Services has provided support to children and young people at risk in the Bundaberg and Wide Bay area through the Peirson Memorial Trust. During that time, services have continued to evolve, including a number of years providing residential family group home accommodation, initially for boys and then including girls on the Trust’s property “Heytesbury” near Bundaberg.

Currently Peirson Services is concentrated in the Bundaberg Area.

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Phoenix House is a Bundaberg based charitable community organisation committed to the provision of a "safe, supportive service which assists those members of our community who have been harmed, are at risk of harm, and/or are willing to address their own harmful behaviours, using a public health approach to the prevention of sexual violence"

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Protect All Children Today offers the following services: Child Witness Support Program provides support and court preparation for children and young people (3-17 years) who are required to give evidence in criminal court matters as victims of, or witnesses to, crime; provide clients with access to appropriate Therapy providers throughout Queensland; PACT makes representation to Government and other agencies on behalf of children and young people through the provision of evidence-based feedback.

PACT provides Statewide court preparation and support to child victims and witnesses.

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QATSICPP is a non-Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak body representing and working together with its members and partners, to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families.

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Queensland Youth Housing Coalition is a statewide coalition of organisations and individuals advocating for and with disadvantaged, marginalised and homeless young people and supporting the services that work with them.

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Rockhampton Women’s Shelter provides accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic and family violence. 

Short term crisis accommodation. Advocacy and referral to other organisations such as counseling and housing to ensure wrap around services.  Establishing long term accommodation for clients is a key focus.

Safe Pathways provides Residential Placements to children under Child Protection Intervention through the relevant Department in each State or Territory.

Care is provided to one or more child/ren in a residential home – environments are designed to be friendly, homely and comfortable. Safe Pathways endeavours to provide environments in which children can feel safe & comfortable, and begin their pathway of healing, development and growth, therefore overcoming their previous experiences before coming into out-of-home care.

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Safe Places for Children vision is to provide children and young people in care with individualised therapeutic residential services in Australia. 

With a focus on being United, Supportive, Responsive, Passionate and Professional they have created a culture where people can thrive.

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Save the Children is Australia’s leading independent emergency relief and development organisation for children, founded in 1919.

Save the Children has been running programs for Australian children since the 1950’s.  Our focus is providing quality education programs, with a priority on Early Childhood Care and Development and parenting and family support.

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Our Mission at Silky Oaks is to provide, within a caring, supportive, Christian environment, a comprehensive range of high quality residential and community services to ensure that children and their families are protected, nurtured and empowered to build better lives.

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South Burnett CTC Partners in Foster Care are a non-government, not-for-profit agency providing fostering services across the South Burnett region. 

We Work with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to offer a foster care service to children and young people with a wide range of needs, including those with complex needs.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

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The Benevolent Society helps people change their lives through support and education, and we speak out for a just society where everyone thrives.

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The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not for profit organisation and has offered the highest standard of early childhood education and care since its inception in 1907.

Embracing children with special needs, cultural, religious or geographical diversity is what makes a C&K service so unique. Providing support and professional development for educators enables the best possible outcome for your child.

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The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to make a positive impact on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Alarmed at the statistics highlighting the poor literacy and numeracy levels of children in care, and how this contributes to a lifetime of disadvantage, Founder Bronwyn Sheehan was determined to make a difference. Bronwyn developed a program to ease some of the pressures on foster carers and empower these children to achieve positive outcomes.

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United Synergies is a not for profit organisation that provides direct services and support to individuals, families and communities (and in particular young people) to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Across Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Toowoomba.

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UnitingCare Community is one of the state's largest community service providers, offering Lifeline services, child and family care, counselling, disability support and social inclusion programs throughout Queensland.

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Western Districts Out of Home Care is a program funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to provide out of home care placements for children and young people aged 0-17 years with moderate to high support needs.

To enable this care the service ensures a pool of available placement options for the children through the ongoing recruitment, training and assessment of potential foster carers. As well as providing ongoing support, training and reassessment of the existing foster and kinship carers.

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YFS is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of services to the people of Logan and beyond.

We cater to people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or need assistance to meet the challenges of our complex society.

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yourtownis is a charity with services young people can access to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents and live safer, happier lives. We tackle issues impacting the lives of young people across Australia – like mental health and unemployment, and take on issues like family and domestic violence. is a charity with services young people can access to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents and live safer, happier lives. We tackle issues impacting the lives of young people across Australia – like mental health and unemployment, and take on issues like family and domestic violence.

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Youth Advocacy Centre offers free legal services, youth support and family support assistance and services to young people generally 10 to 19 years (inclusive) particularly those who are involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the youth justice and/or the child protection systems, and who live in or around the greater Brisbane region.

It provides more limited support to those under 10 and over 18 years of age; and to young people outside of Brisbane via telephone, website and publications.

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