• About Us

    Community Caring Inc is a community welfare/development agency established in 2002 to provide support for people living on the Mornington Peninsula who are in need or at risk of experiencing crisis.

    CCI operates a number of programs aimed at strengthening family capacity and resilience, breaking cycles of generational poverty and social isolation, whilst increasing social inclusion and community participation.

    CCI supports these objectives through programs such as COACH Community mentoring, Back on Track and Community Caring Op Shop.

    History

    Mission and Values

    Meet Our Team

    Annual Reports



  • History

    1998 Mornington Baptist Community Caring program begins.
    Emergency food aid, financial counselling, bread delivery, back yard clean ups.
    2002 Not-for-profit status, Mornington Baptist Community Caring Incorporated (MBCCI).
    Client services, Pantry, Bread run, Three Legged Chair.
    2004 COACH Community Mentoring piloted in Mornington and Mt Martha.
    Back on Track developed to replace Client services.
    CONNECT drop in coffee/tea, workshops and activities (Mornington Park).
    2006 Jigsaw, mid-week community gathering for dinner (Mornington Park).
    Helping Hands, practical home help and support (Mornington Park).
    2007 Name change, New Peninsula Community Caring Incorporated (NPCCI).
    2008 COACH Community Mentoring expanded to Southern Mornington Peninsula.
    2009 COACH Community Mentoring expands to become a national program.
    2010 Youth COACH piloted across the Mornington Peninsula.
    2012 Social Enterprise development, CCI Op Shop opened.
    2013 Youth COACH SOAR piloted at Dromana Secondary College.
    Youth COACH Girls piloted in Mornington Park.
    2014 Mission Australia takes over the management of COACH nationally.
    Youth COACH SOAR piloted at Mornington Secondary College.
    2015 Social Enterprise expansion, CCI Op Shop super store opened.
    Back on Track expanded to Southern Mornington Peninsula.




  • Mission and Values

    Mission Statement
    Mobilising Christians to empower and care for people who find themselves in need, or at risk of experiencing crisis.

    We Value :

    • Our Christian faith, which forms the basis of our response to human need.
    • Operating in a manner, which respects and values the worth of every person in our community including our staff and volunteers.
    • Operating from a model of empowerment, being open and transparent with high standards of professionalism and accountability.
    • Upholding ethical practices in all areas, including economic, social, environmental and cultural.



  • Meet our Team

    andrewGeneral Manager: Andrew Taylor
    Andrew’s passion to see issues of social justice and social concern addressed holistically has driven a career working within the social welfare sector for more than 15 years. Andrew came to NPCCI after 10 years working with Hanover specialising in crisis management. Andrew loves AFL “GO BLUES”.
    mattCCI Manager: Matt Fredrickson
    Matt has a Masters in International Community Development and has 12 years experience working within the social welfare sector including overseas work in England, Africa and East Timor. Matt enjoys surfing, fishing in fact anything to do with the ocean, and racing on his Honda motorbike.
    jesseCCI Manager: Jesse Taylor
    Jesse is a qualified Youth Worker who is currently completing his degree in Social work and has worked for the past 11 years as a Primary Welfare Officer at Keysborough Primary School. Jesse has a passion for working with and supporting children and families as they go through life. As well as spending time with his young family Jesse’s greatest loves include playing music, going fishing and enjoying nature.
    carolynOp Shop Manager: Carolyn Taylor
    Cas is really down to earth and personable with a loving heart for people doing it tough. Cas worked predominantly in the hospitality industry supervising catering teams, and successfully ran her own online retail store for 9 years. “I love socialising with friends”.
    vivAdministration Assistant: Vivienne Holbrook
    Born in New Zealand, Vivienne completed a Nursing degree before moving to Melbourne to work at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In addition to her current position Viv is studying bookkeeping, enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending time with her family (especially at the beach!).
    byronDirector of Operations: Byron Groves
    Byron has a background in Banking and Finance having worked for the Commonwealth Bank for 20 plus years. He then commenced work in NGO’s firstly as an independent School Business Manager, then as the CEO of a Church based Nursing Home/Retirement Village and Welfare Agency. In his spare time he likes to travel, gardening and just resting with a good book or movie.
    LindaLinda Jackson
    Linda is passionate about aiding small business owners and non profit entities with their financial needs. She has 20 plus years of experience in the bookkeeping industry has completed an Advance Diploma in Accounting. Enjoys entertaining, travelling, reading and spending time with her family.


  • Annual Reports

    2014 was an important year of development at Community Caring Inc. Take a look at some of the developments, moments and milestones that stood out this year.
    These are a summary of our full Annual Report. If you would like a full copy of our Annual Report please click hereclick here to contact us.

    2015 Summary Report

    2014 Summary Report

    2013 Summary Report

    2012 Summary Report




  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement refers to the process by which community benefit organizations and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community. Community Engagement also deals with the practice of moving said communities towards change, usually from a stalled or otherwise similarly suspended position.

    Community Caring Inc achieves these types of outcomes for communities and individuals throughout the Mornington Peninsula by engaging the community in programs such as Back on Track, Community Caring Op Shop and COACH Community mentoring.

    Back on Track

    COACH



  • Back on Track

    Back on Track is an emergency relief and food relief program that exists to assist people living on the Mornington Peninsula who are experiencing financial hardship.

    Back on Track seeks to empower people to commence the process of making healthier life choices to achieve freedom from debilitating debt, increase financial literacy skills, and build greater levels of self-reliance, independence and financial wellbeing.

    Self-determination throughout the support period increases rapport and trust for people to partner in the process of developing debt reduction plans, participate in setting up financial management strategies, and engage in capacity building activities.

    Back on Track has developed over the years from a response to crisis based model, to an intentional and structured capacity building model with a framework of policies and procedures guiding service provision and professional social work support.

    Food Donations




  • Youth COACH SOAR Adventures

    Youth COACH SOAR Adventures is an adventure based experiential learning program incorporated with Youth COACH mentoring to complement and enhance the potential outcomes.

    Youth COACH SOAR Adventures operates within several Secondary Colleges throughout the Mornington Peninsula, and works with year 8 and 9 students identified as experiencing isolation and exclusion at school, conflict and or crisis at home, and display behaviour consistent with having a low self-esteem and or depression.

    Along with a team of trained mentors, previous graduates are encouraged to become supportive peer mentors to new participants coming through the program.

    Youth COACH SOAR Adventures aims to promote social inclusion by increasing youth self-esteem and social skills, as well as increasing life opportunities by preventing early school leaving, promoting healthier life styles and helping youth find their place in the world.

    Youth COACH SOAR Adventures Promo




  • Youth COACH

    Youth COACH is a one to one mentoring program for youth aged 8-16 years who live on the Mornington Peninsula. Youth COACH utilises a peer mentoring model accessing support from young adults aged over 20 years.

    Youth COACH aims to increase a young person’s self-esteem and social skills, with the goal of increasing life opportunities by preventing early school leaving, promoting healthier life styles and helping youth “find their place in the world”.

    This occurs through the matching of a young person with a mentor, whom they spend time each fortnight, taking part in activities that they both choose: it may be hanging out at the beach, going to a movie, helping with homework, enjoying music or other activities decided by the mentor and the young person.

    Youth COACH Promo




  • COACH Community Mentoring

    COACH is a long term mentoring program. Volunteer mentors from within the community are trained to support families in need create a brighter, more positive future for themselves. Our aim is to mobilise Christians to make a positive and significant difference in the lives of families in need so that cycles of generational poverty and family dysfunction are broken. Mentors are encouraging, non-judgmental people trained to assist families to make changes in their lives. Mentors can offer support to address issues such as:

    • Family relationships
    • Parenting difficulties
    • Managing budgets
    • Finding work
    • Managing health issues
    • Isolation

    COACH support is goal focussed. Families identify two or three life goals that are formalised in a one year written support agreement. Mentors work confidentially and ethically, spending time each week supporting a family, encouraging and affirming them to make plans to achieve their life goals.

    Agency COACH Referral Form

    MA COACH Promo




  • Social Enterprise

    Social Enterprises are led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit, they operate like a business, produce goods and services for the market, manages its operations and redirects its surpluses in pursuit of social and environmental goals.

    An equally noble goal of Social Enterprise is the involvement of those most in need, thus creating capacity and self-sufficiency for individuals, and impacting their communities and lessening the reliance on the social welfare sector.

    Our Op Shops currently run as a social enterprise for Community Caring Inc., to find out more click on the Op Shops tab below, stay tuned as more social enterprise initiatives will be launched in the not so distant future.

    Op Shops

  • Op Shops

    The Op Shop exists to support the mission and vision of Community Caring. This is achieved through focusing on three areas that form the foundation and culture at the shop, the community hub, empowering families in need and finance.

    The Community Hub corner forms an integral part of the Op Shop, it provides a space for people experiencing social isolation, social exclusion and loneliness to sit and talk. Staff provide prayer support when appropriate, encouragement, a friendly caring ear and if necessary connection to professional services.

    The Op Shop also provides opportunities for people experiencing long-term unemployment, family dysfunction, mental illness, poverty and disadvantage to volunteer and gain valuable retail experience, a work reference, and the confidence to enter or re-enter the workforce.

    Op Shop Locations:

    6/175-179 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington
    Tel: 5976 4873

    New Store

    Ebay Sale/Auction Items

    Facebook page

    Op Shop Sponsors:




  • Get Involved

    Community Caring Inc wouldn’t be able to achieve and do all that it does without the generosity of people giving so freely of their resources to support the work of CCI. There are several ways you can get involved with supporting CCI:

    Food Donations

    Volunteering your Time

    Financial DonationsFinancial Donations




  • Food Donations

    We currently have 6 food baskets in Coles and Woolworths stores across the Mornington Peninsula and are expecting more in the near future, they help us to provide food support to people on the peninsula who find themselves in need, or at risk of experiencing crisis. Food from these baskets are distributed through our Back on Track program.

    Locations of baskets:

    Coles Centro Mornington
    Franklin Street & Gordon

    Woolworths Bentons Square
    Street Cnr Bentons & Dunns Road

    Coles Hastings
    Church Street & Victoria Street

    Woolworths Mornington
    241 Main Street

    Rosebud Plaza
    Boneo Rd & McCombe St

    McRae Plaza
    Cnr Nepean Hwy And Lonsdale St




  • Volunteer Your Time

    Volunteers play such an important role for Community Caring Inc, we currently have over 100 volunteers who help support the work of CCI, without them, we wouldn’t be able to deliver all the different programs. If you are interested in volunteering your time in any of CCI’s current programs, then simply download an expression of interest form below and send it into us.

    Expression of Interest Form