Churches of Christ Care provides residential care services throughout Queensland, providing an alternative to traditional foster care that is tailor-made for young people aged 12-17 years.
We also provide immediate response services, which are licenced residential care services offering short-term, safe and secure placement options.
Young people are supported to maintain contact with their family and other significant others, and provided with emotional, physical and social support. They are provided with their own room and all basic living requirements, such as sheets, towels and toiletries, in a fully supervised home setting.
Our professionally trained staff assist young people to ensure the home is a safe and healing living environment, contributing to personal growth opportunities and the development of life skills.
Some of the important life skills taught to young people, within a nurturing and caring home environment, include:
- How to get into education, training and employment
- Which support services and networks are helpful
- Positive behaviour support
- Money and budgeting skills
- How to contribute to the community
- Personal growth and development
- How to develop healthy and positive social relationships
- How to be physically healthy
- How to prepare nutritious and low-cost meals
- What really matters to you – including your spirituality
- How to build better family relationships
- How to manage emotions and heal from past traumas
Our staff supervise day-to-day care and are committed to providing a nurturing and caring living environment to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for the young people within the residential care program.
The service is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.