Lifeline Darling Downs
Lifeline Darling Downs is proud to acknowledge that we are on the Giabal, Jarowair, Bigambul, Kooma, Murawari, Kunja, Budjari, Margany, Dharawara, Gungarri and Mandandanji land and pay our respects and give thanks to these communities.
Lifeline Darling Downs services a population of approximately 255,000 people. Its area of operation runs from Blackall in the north towards Hebel in the south and west from Toowoomba to the borders of South Australia and New south Wales. The region includes the shires of Diamantina, Barcoo, Paroo, Quilpie, Bulloo, Murweh, Balonne, and the Regional Councils of Blackall Tambo, Maranoa, South Burnett, Goondiwindi, Southern and Western Downs as well as Toowoomba.
Lifeline Darling Downs & SWQ Ltd (Lifeline Darling Downs) is a community based organization providing an array of counselling and community services, to an area roughly the size of Victoria with a population of approximately 255,000 people.
In addition we have a commercial arm, specializing in recycling, second hand stores and employment programs. These represent approximately a third of our $12M plus annual turnover. We are a major regional employer with 160 plus paid staff and over 400 dedicated volunteers.
Lifeline Darling Downs is also a key player in Community Recovery activities. We were a major organization involved in responding to the unprecedented floods which hit Toowoomba and surrounds in 2011, and subsequent floods in Roma, St George and Charleville in February 2012 onwards.
A Values based organization, we adopt a strengths based approach, working with individuals and the wider community, helping them find their voice to engage in productive dialogue with other key stakeholders in the region. We work with people to empower them to make the best possible decisions in their own life, and for their own community. We remain committed to ensuring people always remain our focus.
Vision Statement 2011 – 2015
‘We will continue to strengthen communities and empower people”
By remaining responsive to ever changing local and regional priorities affecting individuals, families, and communities located within the region we serve.
By continuing to strengthen our operational capacity in further developing our people, infrastructure and innovation.
By increasing public awareness of our services both locally and regionally.
By continuing to further develop, enhance, grow and review our existing services and programs.
By keeping abreast of emerging and developing key issues in our region of operation with a particular focus on the Surat Basin.
“People will always be our focus”
(Approved by the Board of Directors LLDDSWQ Ltd 27 March 2012)