Uniting Kildonan - kildonan.org.au
Uniting is a community services arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Uniting was formed through the coming together of 22 UnitingCare agencies, including Uniting Kildonan, and two church business units, on 1 July 2017. We’ve been supporting Australians for over 135 years. We are 7000 skilled, passionate and creative people providing over 770 programs and services.
We empower children, young people and families to learn and thrive. We’re there for people experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction or mental health issues. We support people with disability to live the life they choose. We assist older people to maintain their independence and enjoy life. We provide people with opportunities to access training and meaningful employment. We’re proud to welcome and support asylum seekers to our community. We work to empower people with the information, skills and tools they need to live a healthy, happy life.
Uniting Kildonan provides training and consultancy in relation to supporting vulnerable customers to sectors including banking and finance, property development, insurance, debt collection and with government regulators.
In 2014, Uniting Kildonan piloted a new way of supporting vulnerable households with Yarra Valley Water. Since that time the program has expanded to a range of sectors, offering wrap-around support to more than 4,000 people experiencing financial and other inter-connected issues.
Joanna Leece, Executive Officer, Uniting Kildonan and Barwon cluster.
“As a founding community partner of the TCP, Uniting Kildonan is keen to get better outcomes for our clients through strengthened relationships between business, government and the community sector. Our focus is on delivering effective referral pathways for vulnerable Australians, and we know that partnering with the businesses who work with them is vital in achieving this. We look forward to continuing to develop cross sector partnerships which support our mission to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.”