Filling a community gap
THE Mundubbera Community Development Association is unique among its city counterparts – it helps and supports all kinds of people in the community struggling to make ends meet.
Centre manager John Sharp said the organisation catered for a wide range of issues.
“Basically we do everything no one else does,” Mr Sharp said.
“People come here when they find all other services closed off to them.
“We offer anything from child care to emergency relief, advocacy and disability support.”
Mr Sharp said the organisation also helped residents who were not well off to get back on their feet.
“We help people that come to the area, low socio-economic people that have come here with no furniture, no school uniforms and we get them up and running,” he said.
“Some become long-term members of the community, others move on after a little while.”
Mr Sharp said while he could not mention specific cases the organisation dealt with, the work they did helped many people struggling in the North Burnett.
“It could be the difference between someone self-harming or worse; the difference between break and entering and domestic violence,” he said.
“The peripheral effects are broad ranging through the community.”
HELPING HAND: June Jacobi and John Sharpe outside the Mundubbera Community Development Association.