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Community Development

If you have an idea, issue or concern about your community we could support you to address it. We use a community development framework to support and empower small changes that might have a big impact to the broader community.

We strive to respond to the needs and interests of the community by responding and implementing groups, workshops or resources as the need or issue is identified.

We always strive to develop collaborative relationships with you as well as all levels of Government and the wider community services sector.

Individual support

If you are struggling with personal issues, mental health, financial pressures, loneliness or other life's stresses we might be able to help. We have a team of community and social workers who can provide emotional support, link you to one of our programs or provide a referral to a partnering organisation.

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Financial Support

The Centre receives funding from Federal and State Government to assist you if you are in need of emergency financial relief. We can assist with a small amount of food vouchers, as well as pantry items, and fresh produce provided to us by OZHarvest.

We can also support you with Non-Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) applications of up to $1200

If you are experiencing financial stress contact the Centre.

Who we are:
We are a community development program that is placed in the Glasshouse Country community,
working alongside a diverse range of local groups and organisations, Neighbourhood Centres and
individual community members.
What we do:
Our Community Development Workers walk alongside people to create positive change and
solutions to issues and needs within the local community. We offer guidance, networks, support and
community development skills to assist in the strengthening of our local Glasshouse Country

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Pets for Life

Pets for Life is a service to people who live in the Sunshine Coast region who would like support with caring for their companion animal.

Volunteers are connected with pet owners who wish to participate in the program and are seeking assistance with practical tasks such as dog walking, changing a litter tray or administering simple medication. Volunteers are trained and police checked. Pets for Life staff support the volunteer and pet owner throughout their participation in the program


Pets for Life aims to:

  • Reduce social isolation in the community. 

  • Prevent animals from being surrendered or euthanized.

  • Foster inter generational relationships between local people. 

  • Offer support for pet owners to maintain fulfilling lives while remaining in their own home. 

  • Provide meaningful volunteering experiences.

Do you want to play a part in Suicide Prevention?

The SPIC network is always looking to connect with local people who are interested in creative responses to suicide prevention. 

We support communities to bring awareness and courageously reduce the stigma and shame associated with suicide.

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