The purposes of the association are formally defined in its constitution and are as follows:-
- To provide programs and activities for the relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness of people wheresoever found in Australia regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, religion, political beliefs or marital status.
- To act in whatever ways are lawful to alleviate the impact and consequences of:
i. Family breakdown;
iii. Substance abuse and misuse;
v. Child abuse;
vi. Domestic violence;
vii. Self-harm and suicide;
viii. Social isolation;
x. Mental illness;
xi. At risk and vulnerable youth;
xii. Indigenous disadvantage;
xiv. Any other situation or context that leads to poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune or helplessness.
- To provide programs that allow the association’s volunteers to work with organisations in the mental health, disability, youth, family and indigenous sectors to alleviate suffering and to improve individual lives.
- To work in conjunction with law enforcement agencies, schools and community groups to assist at-risk and vulnerable youth.
“Changing lives, one life at a time”