Working together, creating diverse opportunities & improving lives since 1978
Live, Grow and Prosper are IMPACT’s three pillars that operate like a continuum, where people can join one of IMPACT’s programs at any stage during their life journey. Every program and service that IMPACT provides must fit with the organisation's mission and align to one of the pillars.
For more than 40 years, the philosophy of IMPACT has remained consistent from the outset: we are committed helping to improve lives. We have been successful in delivering many government-funded programs and helped thousands of people through difficult times.
Today IMPACT’s vision, mission and values demonstrate these same ideals - to support people who are vulnerable, unemployed or who feel disconnected. We help them to reconnect to social and economic networks, enabling them to realise their potential.
While the organisation’s purpose has remained solid over the years, our structure and operations have changed significantly.
In order to remain resilient and endure the peaks and troughs faced in the community sector, and to keep up with the ever-changing needs of our stakeholders, it has been necessary to remain flexible, develop innovative processes, increase capacity and capability and plan to future-proof and diversify the services of the organisation.
Below are some highlights and lowlights from the past 40+ years that have moulded IMPACT into what we are today: an organisation that works together, creates diverse opportunities & improves lives.
Australia Day 2013 IMPACT was flooded for the first time in history as a result of the devastation caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. suffering a significant loss close to $1m. Flood height reached in Building 1 of 1.2metres
IMPACT focused on the development of or purchase of social enterprise, purchasing a number of small businesses aimed at diversifying services and revenue streams, the new businesses included:-
Department of Employment Education and Workplace Relations commenced the Job Services Australia (JSA) program. JSA combined continuous delivery of Job Services Contracts - 1998 Job Network, 2008 JSA and 2015 Job Active
Staff HQ photo 2005
Staff photos 2000
Staff photos 1997