About Us

Althea Projects Incorporated (Althea Projects) is a grass-roots, community based not-for-profit service based in Townsville. From 1974 to present, Althea Projects (formerly known as Wee Care Family Incorporated) has been consistent in our commitment to supporting and strengthening the capacity of vulnerable families, children and young people within Townsville and surrounding regions. Althea Projects operates in an integrated, place-based approach with other service providers and key stakeholders in working with families across the full range of complex issues that face families and children. The organisation operates from a child centred family focused and culturally inclusive framework.

Althea Projects currently delivers or supports various programs and initiatives to support families across the Townsville, Burdekin and Charters Towers regions

Our Mission/Purpose

Strategic Plan and Mission
Althea Projects mission is to support and strengthen families so children and young people can reach their full potential. The organisational values are:

  • Families;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Places and Cultures;
  • Human Dignity and Respect;
  • The Principles of Justice and Equity;
  • Diversity;
  • Innovation and Excellence; and
  • Partnerships.

 

Human Services Quality Framework

The Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) is a quality management system for assessing and improving the quality of human services and promoting quality outcomes for people who access these services.  It is applied to organisations funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.  Althea Projects has a number of programs which are funded by the Department and as such is required to go through a certification process to become HSQF compliant.

The Human Services Quality Standards (HSQS) which underpin the HSQF are based on the following principles:

  • Respecting human rights
  • Social inclusion
  • Participation
  • Choice

Althea Projects is HSQF certificated with HDAA Australia Pty Limited for the Shared Family Care and Wee Care Residential programs which are both funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

 

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The New Direction

The name change from Wee Care Family Inc. to Althea Projects Inc. brings together 40 years of grass-roots support to families and children in the Townsville community and sets our service up for an exciting future.

Althea Projects is humbled and proud to be continuing to support children and young people to reach their full potential through our existing programs but also in new and innovative ways. This new direction will allow our organisation to better respond to the needs of Townsville families; partner with a range of government, private and philanthropic investors in a way that builds on our greatest assets - our people.

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