NQ Community Services Inc (NQCS) is a not-for-profit community based organisation which endeavours to provide a wide range of activities, programs, and services to meet current community needs.
We do this by helping people to achieve their own well-being and by enhancing the quality of life of disadvantaged groups, in partnership with government and non-government organisations.
Our community services are administered and delivered through the Upper Ross Community Centre, which provides a welcoming meeting place where anyone can come to gather, obtain information, support, referral and access resources.
Our services aim to provide:
both structured and situational with a focus on well-being and building capacity, resilience and knowledge.
networking including the opportunity to link and form relationships, to volunteer and be involved.
by relieving isolation, loneliness and boredom, and building the sense of trust, safety and belonging, activities can reduce the need for expensive and intensive services.
to enable sustainability of the local community’s wellbeing through addressing a range of needs.
to address social justice issues through awareness raising, community education and social action.
the Community Centre is a local facility that is accessible, safe and welcoming for all community members.
NQCS is run by a volunteer Management Committee of enthusiastic, community minded people. The Management Committee are responsible for determining all matters relating to policy and operations of the organisation. They are tasked with managing the affairs, property and funds of the Association and engaging skilled staff to administer the day-to-day operations of each program.
To be the preferred agency for the delivery of services for families and individuals in the Upper Ross.
To provide a means of empowering the community through the principle of self-help.
To enable families and individuals to develop an increased capacity to deal with everyday life.
NQCS facilitates a range of services through its six major programs: Upper Ross Community Centre; Community Connect Program; Upper Ross Family Support Hub; Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) Upper Ross; Community Visitors Scheme; and Annandale Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).
NQCS receives funding from:
- Upper Ross Community Centre receives funding through the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
- Community Connect Program receives through the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
- Family Support Hub receives funding through the Queensland Government Department of Education and Training.
- HIPPY Upper Ross receives funding through the Australian Government Department of Social Services through Brotherhood of St Laurence.
- Community Visitors Scheme receives funding through the Australian Government Department of Social Services.