Micah Projects is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice.
We engage with people experiencing adversity due to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, disability, and discrimination due to age, gender or sexual orientation.
Micah Projects works to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice. We assist and support each individual or family including children, to resolve crisis, break social isolation, have a home, access health and community services, and build community.
Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families according to their needs and capacity.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia (First Peoples) as the traditional owners of this land and support the right of Indigenous people to self determination and cultural expression.
The Queensland Government supports Micah Projects in our mission to build community and break social isolation through funding agreements for the provision of services in the community.
In 1995, Micah Projects Inc was formally constituted as an incorporated association in Queensland.
In the twenty plus years since then, we have developed a reputation for an unswerving commitment to social justice and for upholding the rights of vulnerable people: the right to housing, healthcare, educational opportunity, justice in the legal system, freedom from violence, redress because of institutional abuse, and gender equality.
The commitment to social justice and human rights can be traced back to its origins as Project Micah, a social justice initiative of the St Mary’s Community in South Brisbane which aimed to put into action the words from the Prophet Micah: Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly. Although much has changed since then, the original inspiration has remained and is still encapsulated in the organisation’s name.
In twenty years, Micah Projects has come to be recognised as a community service organisation that is effective in achieving lasting outcomes for people and for exploring and finding innovative responses to what some might regard as intractable social issues.
For a snapshot of Micah Projects first 20 years see Micah Projects Highlights from our Story 1995–2015.
Micah Projects works to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice.
We ensure the immediate needs of individuals and families are met, in a supportive, informed and respectful manner.
Our hope is to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social and structural levels in society, including government, church and business.
To respond to people who experience exclusion, poverty, injustice and social isolation so that they may experience inclusion, economic wellbeing, justice and connection within their community of choice.
In responding to individuals, families, groups, communities and institutions, we believe that every adult and child has the right to:
- a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity and connection with their community of choice;
- access to a broad range of personal, social, intellectual, economic and spiritual resources for personal and community wellbeing;
- forums to participate in decisions which impact on their lives at an individual, social and structural level;
- equity, acknowledging the impact of age, gender, economic status, disability, sexual orientation, culture and religious belief;
- opportunities for processes that redress past and/or present experiences of neglect and abuse;
- resources to enable restoration of relationships with self, family, community, social and religious institutions.
Micah Projects endorses the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
We acknowledge the the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (First Peoples) as the traditional custodians of this land, the history and impact of colonisation, and support the right of First Peoples to self-determination and cultural expression.
Our vision for reconciliation is to close the gap in the life expectancy of Australia's First Peoples. We are determined in our commitment to work respectfully in partnership with First Peoples so they experience inclusion, economic wellbeing, justice and connection within their community of choice.
Commitment to Quality
Micah Projects is committed to adhering to well defined, effective procedures that are designed to ensure the quality of our services and activities. Our Quality Management System meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF).
Micah Projects certification numbers are:
- HSQF 655 600
- ISO - FS 623 836
We actively encourage and seek suggestions that may assist us in our pursuit of quality. Please contact us if you would like to provide feedback.
View our latest Annual Report.
Working collaboratively with community, corporate supporters and other service providers, is vital to the work of Micah Projects.
Each partnership we form is unique but all share our commitment to prevent and end homelessness, domestic and family violence, discrimination and social isolation.
Please view or dedicated Awards webpage.
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