General Disability Services
Lifeline Community Care Qld (LCC) provides support to Queensland through a wide range of over 338 programs that offer support to groups and individuals who are most vulnerable within our communities today. LCC has thirteen Lifeline centres located throughout Queensland running the 24-hr Crisis Counselling line and managing our face to face counselling services. In addition to these locally run centres we also provide four state wide services explained below: FAMILIES PLUS: Programs within Families Plus work with children and families who have experienced harm or abuse. Services include: shared family care, residential care, family therapy, parenting groups and in-home support, as well as women's refuges which respond to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, and support accommodation services for families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Families Plus incorporates programs which accept referrals from the Department of Child Safety Queensland. CHILDREN'S SERVICES: Programs within Children's Services fit into two categories. First, it supports, resources and trains Commonwealth approved child care services to assist them to include children with diagnosed disabilities, children undergoing assessment and children from indigenous and ethnic backgrounds. Secondly it also provides child care for preschool age children in either long day care, or family day care or vacation care. DISABILITY SERVICES: Support is provided for people with a disability, including residential lifestyle support, community linking and participation, community outreach, shared family care for children and young people with disabilities, and support for families of a child with a disability. PRISON MINISTRY: Counselling and support are provided for prisoners and their families. LIFELINE CENTRES: While services in some areas are unique, all centres offer face to face counselling and 24-hour Crisis Counselling. Local Lifeline Centres are located at: Brisbane 117 Gipps St; Bundaberg Cnr River Terrace & Penny Sts; Caboolture 344 King St; Cairns Region 188 Aumuller St; Central Qld (Rockhampton) 124 Quarry St; Fraser District (Maryborough/Hervey Bay) Crn Alice & Bazaar Sts; Gladstone 25 Off St; Gold Coast 2741 Gold Coast Highway; Mackay-Whitsunday 287 Shakespeare St; North Qld (Townsville) 276 - 280 Ross River Rd; Sunshine Coast 78 Duporth Ave.
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