Who We Are

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“Incredibly helpful and effective service …Very practical help which has made a big difference in my family and my life.”

Who We Are

Camcare is a not-for-profit, community based organisation. We assist people from Boroondara and neighbouring areas who are facing personal hardship or difficult life circumstances.

Camcare’s paid staff and volunteers work together to provide services to people in the Boroondara community who have low incomes, are experiencing social disadvantage or personal adversity. Promoting self reliance through our work is a core focus which guides everything we do.

We provide a range of well-being services, including professional counselling for individuals, couples and families, information and referral, parenting groups and psychological services for children, youth and adults. We deliver programs which help low income residents to lodge an e-tax return, and older residents learn how to use the internet and various IT devices so they can be better connected to others. We support and advocate for those who are homeless,struggling with mental health issues, socially isolated or in financial distress, and provide material aid, including food, travel vouchers and small grants.

Camcare seeks to build community inclusion through our programs and develop people’s resilience and capacity for independence. We provide a safe and welcoming space for activities which reduce social isolation, enable skills development and create connections between local people.

Our many volunteers work in teams with paid professional staff throughout the organisation, generously give their time and expertise to assist others in their community, many of whom are vulnerable or in personal strife.

Our Vision

A fair and inclusive community

Our Mission

We are an independent community service organisation committed to social justice, building individual and community well-being through advocacy and the provision of individualised services for people facing personal adversity.

Our Values

Social Equity

- We facilitate social inclusion by promoting the rights of individuals to participate in the community
- We prioritise service delivery according to need

Working Together

- We work collaboratively towards shared goals and outcomes

Respect

- We treat people with dignity and courtesy
- We promote individual strengths
- We value difference and diversity

Accountability

- We meet our commitments to our clients
- We meet our responsibilities to our stakeholders

Care & Compassion

- We listen to all with empathy and understanding
- We respond effectively and with care

Striving for Quality

- We are committed to improving our performance
- We are proactive in recognising and addressing emerging needs

How Can You Help?

Become a Volunteer

Find out about the different types of volunteering opportunities available at Camcare
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Fundraise for Us

Vital funds can be generated for the work Camcare undertakes by starting a fundraising group
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Make a Donation

Donate to Camcare and your contribution will help make a difference
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Join Our Campaign

To provide a flexible array of responsive services to meet people’s needs and fill gaps in the services funded by tiers of government, Camcare relies on donations from trusts, philanthropic bodies, corporations, local businesses and individuals. You may be surprised by the need for Camcare’s services among people in Boroondara.

There are many ways that you can donate to Camcare to help us provide the best services possible:

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