Creating better futures
Since 1924, our mission has been to connect rural and remote Australian children with the healthcare they need. We have a proud legacy of firsts and a pioneering spirit that drives our continued pursuit of innovation and change.
Our integrated health, education and disability services are delivered through a combination of residential, remote and in- community programs. We work closely with healthcare professionals, schools, communities, parents and carers.
A network of champions
We have branches across NSW and relationships with over 300 rural and remote communities, all supported by our volunteers, donors, fundraisers, sponsors, corporate partners and the NSW Government. It’s because of their commitment that we’re able to support close to 3,000 families every year, pursue our bold plan for national expansion, and continue to fulfil our vision of a healthier, more empowered generation of young rural and remote Australians.
Preparing for tomorrow’s challenges
The challenge we have ahead of us as an organisation and as a wider Australian community is enormous, and it’s only getting bigger. There are more than 300,000 children across regional and remote Australia whose health and development needs can’t be met locally. Their issues include developmental and behavioural disorders, mental health challenges, delayed speech, poor motor skills, dyslexia, oral health and poor diet. We want every child we support to have the best chance at realising their potential, and it’s that thought that inspires our work every day.
Doing whatever it takes
These are problems that span our sprawling country, but for us, there is no distance too far. The families we support have a vision of happy, productive futures for their kids, and we share that ambition. It’s at the heart of our fierce commitment to our work, which is coming to life through new partnerships, innovative technology, new delivery methods, a greater advocacy role and social enterprise activities. We want to extend our reach to more than 15,000 kids by 2020.