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Our Story

Challenge Community Services

Who we are

Challenge Community Services has provided innovative and people-focused services to the community for over 65 years. Our offering to regional and metropolitan communities includes Disability Services, Foster Care, Allied Health and supported employment for people with a disability as part of our range of Business Services.

Challenge Community Services operates throughout regional and metropolitan New South Wales, and the greater Brisbane area in Queensland. Our organisation is built on a strong workforce of over 1000 people, including over 90 employees with disability.

Our Purpose

We care about enriching every interaction, no matter how big or small, to make a positive difference in the lives of all members of our community. We do this because we are passionate about realising the potential of all people who we support.

Our Vision

We aim to be the industry leader in the empowerment and support of people within the community through integrated services and employment opportunities. We will positively impact and influence the development of social policy to enhance the communities we engage with.

Our Values

Challenge Community Services is an established not-for-profit. Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our core values are:

Compassion: we care for people

Collaboration: we come together to achieve our vision

Respect: we accept everybody for who they are

Integrity: we do the right thing

People-focused: people first in all we do

To create a world where everyone belongs, everyone grows, and everyone makes a contribution.

Our Story

When a small group of concerned parents met in Tamworth Town Hall back in 1958 and formed the Tamworth and District Handicapped Children’s Association and school, the idea of becoming one of the largest community support services operating in New South Wales was probably beyond their wildest dreams.
Challenge Community Services now supports thousands of people in over 100 communities in NSW and QLD.
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