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Uniting Communities

Contact

Name: Emily van der Sommen

Position: Manager, Marketing, Fundraising and Communications

Email: emilyv@unitingcommunities.org

Website: http://www.unitingcommunities.org

Address

43 Franklin Street

Adelaide SA 5000

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Our Mission / Objective

Our purpose is to build compassionate communities and great lives.

People are at the heart of all we do. We will work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage. We will do this in a way that is non-judgemental, generous and supportive; that embraces diversity; and that values and promotes fairness, justice and the benefits of strong communities.

Our Services

Uniting Communities works across South Australia through more than 90 community service programs, including aged care, disability, youth services, homelessness intervention, foster care and family counselling. We also provide the critical Lifeline Adelaide service, supporting people in crisis.

Our team of staff and volunteers support and engage with more than 30,000 South Australians each year. We strive to build strong and supportive communities, and help people realise their potential and live the best life they can.

Projects in Progress

Our commitments and ongoing projects include:

  • preventing violence against women
  • continuing to reduce our carbon emissions and impact on the environment
  • fostering opportunities for community engagement
  • playing our role in achieving reconciliation, healing, justice, self-determination and empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • supporting diversity.

We have recently completed our significant city development – the $100 million, 20-storey U City building. 

U City is a truly unique, inclusive and diverse community incorporating retirement residences, specialist accessible accommodation for long- and short-term stays, a function centre, commercial leasing, retail spaces and Uniting Communities’ social services hub.

Our People

CEO

Simon Schrapel, Chief Executive

Leadership Team

  • Robyn Sutherland: Executive Manager, Services
  • Mel Ottaway: Executive Manager, Aged Care Services
  • Leanne Brus-Bentley: Executive Manager, People, Culture and Marketing
  • Lee Sauerwald: Executive Manager, Corporate Services
  • Rev Peter McDonald: Executive Manager, Advocacy
  • Ravi Singh: Executive Business Manager, U City

Names of Board Members

  • Dr Sue King, Chair 
  • John Byrne
  • Mike Flynn
  • Dr Jörg Strobel
  • Deborah Miller
  • Dr David Caudrey

More information

Number of Employees

900

Number of Volunteers

500

Registration Information

ABN

33174490373

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Choosing to leave a gift to Uniting Communities in your Will – a bequest – helps to shape the future of your community and the people within it.

After taking care of your family members and loved ones, you may consider leaving a bequest to support our work. In this way, through our services, advocacy and community-building activities, we can ensure that you continue to make a difference to those in need in your community into the future.

Click here for more information on leaving a gift in your Will or please contact us on 08 8202 5110.

General Donations

Each year, we need to raise significant funds to continue providing services to vulnerable people in our community.

It is through the kindness and generosity of the wider community that Uniting Communities can continue to deliver vital services to people in need. Each year, the increasing demand for our services requires continued support from the community.

For more information about how you can make a donation, please click here.

Other support

  • Workplace giving
  • Regular gifts
  • In memoriam gifts

Please click here for more information on donations.

Please click here for more information on volunteering.

Work with us

When you join Uniting Communities you are joining a community of passionate and dedicated individuals working together to support our community.

Vacancies are advertised on Seek.com.au, as well as on our careers page. Here, you can also register your interest to become a volunteer with Uniting Communities.

Volunteer with us

More than 500 volunteers give their time, knowledge and skills, finding it a rewarding part of their lives and a chance to make new connections. Volunteering gives you a chance to use your existing skills and develop new ones as you help your community.

There are many different opportunities to volunteer across our organisation. We invite you to join our team and play an important role in supporting people in our community to thrive.

Please click here for more information on volunteering.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Our purpose is to build compassionate communities and great lives.

People are at the heart of all we do. We will work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage. We will do this in a way that is non-judgemental, generous and supportive; that embraces diversity; and that values and promotes fairness, justice and the benefits of strong communities.

Our Services

Uniting Communities works across South Australia through more than 90 community service programs, including aged care, disability, youth services, homelessness intervention, foster care and family counselling. We also provide the critical Lifeline Adelaide service, supporting people in crisis.

Our team of staff and volunteers support and engage with more than 30,000 South Australians each year. We strive to build strong and supportive communities, and help people realise their potential and live the best life they can.

Projects in Progress

Our commitments and ongoing projects include:

  • preventing violence against women
  • continuing to reduce our carbon emissions and impact on the environment
  • fostering opportunities for community engagement
  • playing our role in achieving reconciliation, healing, justice, self-determination and empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • supporting diversity.

We have recently completed our significant city development – the $100 million, 20-storey U City building. 

U City is a truly unique, inclusive and diverse community incorporating retirement residences, specialist accessible accommodation for long- and short-term stays, a function centre, commercial leasing, retail spaces and Uniting Communities’ social services hub.

Our People

CEO

Simon Schrapel, Chief Executive

Leadership Team

  • Robyn Sutherland: Executive Manager, Services
  • Mel Ottaway: Executive Manager, Aged Care Services
  • Leanne Brus-Bentley: Executive Manager, People, Culture and Marketing
  • Lee Sauerwald: Executive Manager, Corporate Services
  • Rev Peter McDonald: Executive Manager, Advocacy
  • Ravi Singh: Executive Business Manager, U City

Names of Board Members

  • Dr Sue King, Chair 
  • John Byrne
  • Mike Flynn
  • Dr Jörg Strobel
  • Deborah Miller
  • Dr David Caudrey

More information

Number of Employees

900

Number of Volunteers

500

Registration Information

ABN

33174490373

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Choosing to leave a gift to Uniting Communities in your Will – a bequest – helps to shape the future of your community and the people within it.

After taking care of your family members and loved ones, you may consider leaving a bequest to support our work. In this way, through our services, advocacy and community-building activities, we can ensure that you continue to make a difference to those in need in your community into the future.

Click here for more information on leaving a gift in your Will or please contact us on 08 8202 5110.

General Donations

Each year, we need to raise significant funds to continue providing services to vulnerable people in our community.

It is through the kindness and generosity of the wider community that Uniting Communities can continue to deliver vital services to people in need. Each year, the increasing demand for our services requires continued support from the community.

For more information about how you can make a donation, please click here.

Other support

  • Workplace giving
  • Regular gifts
  • In memoriam gifts

Please click here for more information on donations.

Please click here for more information on volunteering.

Work with us

When you join Uniting Communities you are joining a community of passionate and dedicated individuals working together to support our community.

Vacancies are advertised on Seek.com.au, as well as on our careers page. Here, you can also register your interest to become a volunteer with Uniting Communities.

Volunteer with us

More than 500 volunteers give their time, knowledge and skills, finding it a rewarding part of their lives and a chance to make new connections. Volunteering gives you a chance to use your existing skills and develop new ones as you help your community.

There are many different opportunities to volunteer across our organisation. We invite you to join our team and play an important role in supporting people in our community to thrive.

Please click here for more information on volunteering.

Our Annual Reports

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