Kildonan UnitingCare is an innovative and trusted community service organisation within one of Australia’s largest welfare networks, UnitingCare Australia – an agency of the Uniting Church.
We are one of Australia’s oldest organisations dating back to 1881 – yet we are rapidly gaining a reputation for delivering some of the most proactive, innovative and relevant community services in Victoria.
Our services support individuals, families and communities from metropolitan Melbourne through to northern regional Victoria, following a merger with UnitingCare Cutting Edge in 2014.
We also have a corporate arm which consults nationally to companies wanting to deal more fairly with their customers from across the utility, telecommunications, property, banking and government sectors.
Kildonan is one of approximately 250 UnitingCare agencies across Australia, making the UnitingCare network one of the largest providers of community services in the country. The network employs 39,000 staff, supported by 28,500 volunteers, providing services across more than 1600 sites in every state and territory in remote, regional and metropolitan Australia. It has an annual turnover in excess of $2.5 billion.
Kildonan has a long history of pre-empting social trends and developing practical, innovative and holistic solutions that help individuals and communities get ahead of their problems.
We target the issues that can lead to personal or financial hardship, family stress or breakdown – tackling them upfront before problems take hold or worsen.
Kildonan recognises the inter-relationship that often exists between issues and the importance of clients being able to easily and simply access a range of support services from the one place.
We work with government, businesses, statutory services and other community partners to ensure we can deliver such holistic, wrap-around services for the communities we serve, while advocating for social justice, systemic change and best practice social policy.