Community Vision Inc

2nd Floor, 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, Perth   0893018222
Overview

Community Vision Inc. provides services for people of all ages including seniors, veterans, children and people with disabilities in Perth's northern suburbs.

In Brief
  • Deductible Gift Recipient: Yes
  • Establishment Date: 2nd July, 2001
  • Number of Paid Staff: 160 approx
  • Number of Volunteers: 50-60
  • Organisation Type: Not-for-profit
In Detail

Community Vision Inc. is a not for profit community service organisation based in the northern suburbs of Perth offering support to seniors, people with disabilities, youth, children and families. Our services provide a variety of options to maintain and enhance quality of life in ways that are meaningful to each individual. All programs are inclusive of people of all ages, with disabilities and also from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Our dedicated team of staff, supported by volunteers is committed to delivering accredited high quality services to clients and their families. As an organisation we pride ourselves on our flexibility in working as a team to listen to and respond to people seeking support to achieve their personal goals and aspirations, thus actively demonstrating our strapline "What Matters to You Matters to Us" 

Everything we do has the ultimate aim of empowering the rights of individuals to be active citizens in caring communities. Community Vision thanks our partners, for their continued support to enable us to continue to deliver flexible, high quality services to clients and their families.

 

About Us

On Monday 2nd July, 2001 staff of the new organisation, Community Vision, assembled for the first time in its leased offices on the 2nd floor of the City of Joondalup Administration Building at 90 Boas Ave. However, the genesis of the new organisation dated back to 8th August, 2000 when the City of Joondalup Council was asked by the City's Community Services Directorate to consider a proposal for a change in role for the City's human service delivery model.

The City's involvement in the delivery of community services arose from the absence of non-government service providers in the northern suburbs during the City's rapid development.

It was argued that the City's future role was better suited to community development and that significant benefits for service recipients would accrue from a transfer of service provision to a not for profit, community-based agency.

The City of Joondalup Council endorsed a consultation process on the proposal and the community’s view on the change in role was subsequently sought. The views of most people, including the staff already working in the human service delivery units of the City, were that there were significant benefits to establishing a community-based, non-government organisation to deliver human services. A small service focused agency would provide:

·         Community ownership and participation;

·         Opportunities for entrepreneurship;

·         Greater capacity for growth and development as an incorporated not-for-profit agency;

·         Flexibility in service provision and staffing arrangements; and

Reduced need for resources to meet government process requirements and therefore a more efficient use of dollars to meet community service needs.