CARE BALONNE ASSOCIATION INC.
Care Balonne Association Inc.(Care Balonne) was established in 1994 and is primarily an information and referral service covering the whole of the Balonne Shire, based in the town of St George. Our vision is to be recognised as a progressive organisation that aspires to increase the viability of our community by being aware of the community needs and developing strategies to meet these needs.
Care Balonne Association is governed by a committee with members from within our community that have a wealth of knowledge and expertise:
Chairperson Robyn Fuhrmeister
Deputy Chair Tony Griegg
Secretary Jeff Moon
Treasurer Trish Davey
Care Balonne have successfully run projects in partnership with
Tackling Regional Adversity through Connected Care (TRACC) program focussing on Mental Health.
Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment, Sunshine Coast University and Griffith University with the Real Regional and Rural Women project. As part of this project a series of podcasts were recorded with local rural Balonne women and are available via the Real Regional and Rural Women website, Apple or Spotify Podcasts.
Our Community Development Officer covers a wide range of services including information and referral to individuals, families and community groups seeking assistance and support.
RURAL FAMILY SUPPORT
The Family Support program focuses on empowering families to provide the best possible care for their children. The service provides families with advice, information, referrals and ongoing emotional support. Parent Group is held the first Tuesday of each month at St George Library. Balonne Community Kids brochure early childhood, education, health and wellbeing information
The Active Seniors Program is a new program within Care Balonne that works with our senior Community members to reduce social isolation and encourage active lifestyles.
Meals on Wheels
Photocopying and printing services
Balonne Community Suicide Prevention Network
Annual Child Protection Week Colour Run
There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
Margaret J. Wheatley
Meet The Team
Rural Family Support