“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.
A fair and inclusive community
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.
- We prioritise service delivery according to need
- We promote individual strengths
- We value difference and diversity
- We meet our responsibilities to our stakeholders
Care & Compassion
- We respond effectively and with care
Striving for Quality
- We are proactive in recognising and addressing emerging needs
How Can You Help?
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: