Meet the Board of Directors

Board Chair + Director - Jennifer Emmett

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Secretary + Director - Deb Rae

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Treasurer  + Director + Chair of Finance & Risk Management - Shirlz Russell

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Director + CEO + Chair of Marketing & Fundraising  - Kayleigh Brewster

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Director + Op Shop Manager - Lisa Jemson

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Our legal/tax structure

Company Limited by Guarantee
Australian Company Number (ACN): 637 184 206
Australian Business Number (ABN) : 80 637 184 206
Charity No. CH3363

The company is registered for GST and has the following tax concessions:
GST Registration date: 1 April 2021
GST Concession date: 12 November 2019
FBT Exemption date: 12 November 2019
Income Tax Exemption date: 12 November 2019
Deductable Gift Recipient endorsement date: 12 November 2019 

Our governance structure

Our charity operates under the following governance structure:

Our Vision

To ignite purposeful and fulfilled lives.

Our Mission

Providing a safe and nurturing place where people find immediate relief, hope, encouragement, and unwavering support to move from homelessness to safe shelter and opportunities for growth and independence.

Our Values

Humanity and Kindness
Self Determination and Connection
Integrity and Excellence
Lead, Innovate and Collaborate

Our Goals

Homelessness Support Hub in Mackay
• Larger Premises
• Continue food services
• Drop-in Centre
• Toilets/Showers/Kitchen/Laundry
• Case Management / Support / Medical / Programs /Referral
• Transport
• Opshop separate
• Collaboration

Sustainable and Flexible Business Model
• Diversity of income.
• Financial growth and security.
• Human resource excellence. Recruitment, induction, growth, development, retention, wellness and wellbeing. Paid and unpaid team members.
• High quality organisational governance and leadership.
• Ready to seize the right opportunities. • Collaboration
• Collaboration

Increased Impact
• Upskilling and employment opportunities.
• Help secure long-term housing through networks and collaboration.
• Wellness and wellbeing programs and services.
• Collaboration