Our Community Partners
Partnering with Change Makers
Toowoomba Clubhouse partners with corporates and funding bodies who identify with the work that we do and share a drive to want to improve the opportunities for people with a mental health challenge. We gratefully acknowledge the partnership and contribution from the following corporate, philanthropic and funding groups.
New Hope Group
New Hope Group (Acland Mine) partnered with Toowoomba Clubhouse during November 2017 as part of their mental health awareness program. Staff from New Hope Group raised more than $13,000 to help pay for cooling options to go into the main Clubhouse. During the fundraising, Clubhouse staff and members attended briefings at the Acland mine and shared why they support Toowoomba Clubhouse and the services delivered. Members and staff are looking forward to a much cooler summer next year thanks to the staff at New Hope Group! Website
Peak2Park have chosen Toowoomba Clubhouse as one of their beneficiaries for 2018. Peak2Park is an annual fun run/walk that encourages residents of Toowoomba to participate in exercise and to raise funds for local charities. Toowoomba Clubhouse are thrilled to be one of the charities in 2018 and are looking forward to using funds raised to support our ongoing mental health services and programs. Website
Brazil Family Foundation
Toowoomba Clubhouse has been a beneficiary of the Brazil Family Foundation for several years. These generous contributions are used to subsidise costs for members to make activities more accessible and provide opportunities they may not normally have access to.
Our Partners in the Community
Toowoomba Clubhouse partners with many services in the Toowoomba region. We actively seek reciprocal partnerships that provide access and opportunities for our members.
Some of our referral network include the following community partners:
Vanguard Laundry Ltd
Vanguard Laundry is a Toowoomba based social enterprise commercial laundry service that uses state of the art technology and focusses on providing employment opportunities for people who have experienced mental illness and have struggled to get back into the workforce. Vanguard Laundry was created by Toowoomba Clubhouse and first opened in 2016. Dozens of Toowoomba Clubhouse members have found employment through the creation of Vanguard Laundry. Website
Ability Enterprises Ltd
Ability Enterprises identifies and manages business opportunities to create social outcomes through employment. One of these business opportunities is running the gate houses at all local waste facilities (on behalf of Toowoomba Regional Council). Ability Enterprises specifically recruits employees with barriers to employment and aims to assist people to remove themselves from the welfare system and, by gaining employment, build their confidence and see them establish independence. Website
Lifeline Darling Downs & South West QLD Ltd
Lifeline Darling Downs & South West QLD Ltd
Toowoomba Clubhouse is part of a consortium led by Lifeline DDSW to deliver the Partners In Recovery program in the Toowoomba and South West Queensland region. Toowoomba Clubhouse staff regularly refer members to Lifeline specific services. Website
CEDAR Centre is a community-based education centre that has been providing accredited training, community education and access to a variety of learning and meeting environments for over 40 years. Toowoomba Clubhouse partners with the CEDAR Centre to run qualifications in Hospitality and Horticulture and Clubhouse members are regularly referred to the CEDAR Centre for their flexible and affordable learning opportunities. Website
BASE Services inc. is a Toowoomba-based, not for profit, community development organisation, that works with individuals and families in need in the Toowoomba community including men and women of all ages, from diverse cultural backgrounds who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness, ex-service people, people with health issues, people with addictions, people with behavioural issues or trauma as a result of abuse, family violence, separation, grief or loss. Website
APM Employment Services
APM Employment Services is a provider of Disability Employment Services. APM helps members to search, apply and get the skills for available work that they’re best suited for. Website