Welcome to Australian Care and Trauma Services Incorporated (ACTS Inc.)
Making communities better.
John Bunyan said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
ACTS Inc. enables people to do good in their own community – making their communities better. ACTS Inc. is a registered charity – a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) – with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status which means we can provide a tax receipt for all donations over $2.00.
ACTS Inc. operates through local branches that are generally connected to community minded local churches. This is because a key factor in helping people is linking them into a caring, friendly group of people, not just for the season of crisis but as a part of life. Isolation is a terrible thing, especially when things are hard.
ACTS Inc representatives and volunteers work without prejudice in the community, and there is no obligation on people who receive help to associate with a helping church. Its not uncommon that once trust has developed that the church that once seemed so unwelcome has now become a community of friends.
So the ACTS Inc. approach is personal and local rather than at a distance and corporate, even though there are professional standards that must be maintained.
While people are more or less the same all over, every community has its own special needs. Some have a higher proportion of refugees, or aged persons, and so on. ACTS Inc. helps community minded people and churches identify the important gaps in community life and services and how they can make a positive difference.
Each local branch has its own character, depending on the needs and challenges it identifies. The Caboolture branch supports families who are affected by having a family member in the nearby correctional centre. Our Woolowong branch helps families who are on a very basic income by holding a Christmas event that’s a great day out and at which all the children receive a Christmas gift. Two branches are working with refugees and one has developed the Good Neighbour Network that identifies isolated people in the community and helps by addressing immediate needs and then connecting them to a caring community through someone like a community visitor.
You will see more details on the range of social actions by browsing each branch listed in the drop down menu.
Thank you for visiting the ACTS Inc website and we welcome inquiries and feedback.