The organisation’s logo is representative of the two distinct indigenous cultures coexisting in the NPA, together they are united by attributes that the community desires to have for everyone – love, justice, care, harmony, peace and equity. The curves at each end of the lines signify the women who are representing their communities on the management committee of the organization.
We are not one type of organisation, we are many in one.
We are part of many networks across Cape York, Torres Strait and Australia,
We aim to provide a one stop shop promoting our internal networks across programs and external links to other support agencies for the benefit of the client and the community.
- a neighborhood-community centre,
- a community controlled health organisation
- a non-government organisation (NGO)
- a charity, not for profit, public benevolent institution (PBI) with deductible gift recipient status (DGR)
Mission Statement: To provide quality social support services to the people of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) that enable individuals to address their personal difficulties and assist the broader community to address social justice issues.
A community that promotes:
- Strong families.
- A positive and healthy community environment that keeps children safe and loved.
- Cultural values and respect.
- Equality for all members of the community.
- Unity amongst families and community groups
NPA Family and Community Services aims to ensure:
1. Quality services are delivered to the community that will enable individuals and groups to positively address their personal and community issues.
2. The community has the capacity to address social issues impacting negatively on families and individuals.
3. The organisation is operated in an effective, efficient and accountable manner.
4. Cultural values and systems are respected and strengthened in all aspects of service delivery.
Our Organisational Goals Include Ensuring:
- Reduced family violence within the NPA
- Quality care is provided for all children in the NPA
- Improve status and self esteem of indigenous people
- Strengthening of families and the community
- Families or other primary caregivers are supported in their roles and cultural values are maintained.
- Residents, (permanent and/or temporary) of the five communities of the NPA requiring assistance with personal, family or community problems.
- It is recognised that at times there will be transient people in the NPA requiring crisis assistance, support in such circumstances may be limited pending availability of staff and resources. Priority will be given to residents.