Caring for children and young people for over 50 years
People, everywhere in our community, will experience the power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action. This is our vision.
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 has 103 sites across NSW and QLD and a workforce of over 900 people, including more than 90 employees with a disability. Challenge Community Services is now the fourth largest provider of out-of-home care in NSW providing foster care services to over 500 children.
Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our five core values are:
Accountability: accept responsibility, be transparent and be trustworthy
Equity: be fair and impartial towards all concerned
Innovation: have courage to do things differently
Integrity: do the right thing
Participant and young-people focused: put people first in all we do
To assist people to reach their potential through innovative and people-focused services. This is our mission. This is our reason for being.