Our member profile for this edition of Focal Point is one of our 2018 Conference scholarship winners.
Adam Klaproth works for Anglicare Central Queensland as a Housing and Homelessness Manager.
Anglicare Central Queensland values
in all the work they do.
Anglicare Central Queensland works with people to make the best of their lives.
“We support people of all ages and from all backgrounds, to provide services from crisis intervention to long-term support. Our efforts concentrate on child protection including foster care, affordable housing so everyone has a safe place to call home, and community support services working with youth, helping people access housing, supporting families, and providing services relating to mental health and disability. We have also been awarded the charity tick of approval by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
And indeed, the best part of the job for Adam is, “When our participants can identify challenges in their life and make a change to overcome those challenges. It’s around outcomes for participants and I love seeing people achieve to what to them seemed impossible. Making the best of their lives.”
Adam believes strongly in the power of community.
“I would love to strengthen the emphasis on developing positive communities. I use the word communities and this could mean the street you live in, the unit complex you live, the suburb you live in. People need to take pride in where they live and where we raise our children to be the next generation. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child.”
Strong support certainly can make a big difference to someone’s life.
“I had a great upbringing, loving parents, grandparents, but unfortunately some don’t receive that and I love supporting them through the challenges that may cause them in later life.”
Having worked in this role for some time, Adam thinks that, “Safe, secure housing is an essential for people to reach their full potential. Everyone deserves that right and is the key building block to tackle life’s other challenges.”
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