UnitingCare Gippsland is an agency of the Uniting Church, incorporated under the Uniting Church in Australia Act 1977. We have over 300 staff who provide community based services such as foster care, family counselling, family day care, family support, and financial counselling.
In addition, we provide respite options for people of all ages who have a disability, and a comprehensive range of accredited child care services. We are currently working to increase the number of kindergartens managed under a cluster arrangement. Over three hundred volunteers support the work we do – and in fact the organisation could not function without the dedication of volunteers.
There are visiting services to remote areas throughout Gippsland, and community development activities aimed to strengthen individuals and rural communities. These include suicide prevention, capacity building activity with Koori organisations, and programs specifically aimed at education, employment and empowerment for young people.
The main service locations are in Bairnsdale, Sale and Leongatha. An Opportunity Shop operates at Sale.
UnitingCare Gippsland’s strategic underpinnings are to address poverty, indigenous disadvantage and early childhood development.