CEO Message – Belong Edition 25

Performing good deeds and supporting others – including those who are facing misfortune or disadvantage – is a tenet on which our Christian faith is based.

As the Bible tells us: “Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” (Hebrews 13:16).

The Queensland and New South Wales flood disaster has demonstrated this, with strangers selflessly helping others. The pandemic has also acerbated the need for social, psychological, and spiritual support.

Growing up can be an anxious time. The negative impacts of COVID-19 on people’s mental wellness has resulted in an increasing number of children and young people accessing Carinity’s counselling services.

Young people attending Carinity special assistance schools have greater access to support than mainstream school students. Trained youth workers are integrated into the classroom to support the students, some of whom have struggled in mainstream education.

Carinity’s new Collaborative Community Projects initiative supports Queensland Baptist churches to help relieve and mitigate disadvantage in their communities. One church in Logan is equipping migrants and asylum seekers with farming skills, enabling them to grow and sell crops at markets.

The relationships that Carinity Home Care team members build with their regular clients is invaluable. It provides families with peace of mind knowing their loved ones are supported by carers who feel like friends.

Carinity has embraced robotic technology to deliver physical and psychological benefits for seniors, with therapeutic companion animals improving the wellbeing of aged care residents.

The Bible implores us to, “Not look to your own interests but… to the interests of the others” (Philippians 2:4). Carinity has supported those needing help for 73 years. Caring for others is our fundamental objective.


Read more stories from Belong: Autumn 2022 | Edition 25