About us

  • + - Who we are

    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 all forms of discrimination.

    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.

    Our History

    In 1995, Micah Projects Inc was formally constituted as an incorporated association in Queensland.

    In the twenty five 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 our 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 five 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.

  • + - The Micah approach

    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.

    Vision Statement
    Our hope is to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social and structural levels in society, including government, church and business.

    Mission Statement
    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.

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    “I led a horrible existence, lived day to day with my alcohol addiction - then the fire accident. Brisbane Common Ground has given me hope” Doug. Photography: Katie Bennett.

    Guiding Principles
    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 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.

    View our Innovate Reconciliation Plan – Micah Projects 2017–2019.

    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 9001:2015 and the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF). Micah Projects' Quality Policy is available to view on request.

    Micah Projects Certifying Body is Quality Innovation Performance Certifications and our certification numbers are:

    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.

    View Micah Projects Constitution.

    Micah Projects has an ongoing commitment to Workplace Gender Equality and we report annually on the gender profile of our organisation.

    View Workplace Gender Equality Agency Annual Public Report, May 2019.

    View Workplace Gender Equality Agency letter of compliance June 2019.

  • + - Micah Projects Board

    The Micah Projects Board comprises a diverse membership, reflecting a broad range of professional expertise, as well as a commitment to Micah Projects vision, mission and values.

    View Board page.

  • + - Our Supporters

    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.

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    St Laurence’s College walkathon participants who raised money for charities including Micah Projects.

    Over the last financial year the support of our Partners, Supporters, Donors and Volunteers has been vital to the impact we have had in the Brisbane community, and we are greatly appreciative.

    Our current Partners, Supporters, Donors and Volunteers are acknowledged in our Annual Report.

    If you would like to assist us, please view how you can help or contact us.

  • + - Awards

    Please view or dedicated Awards webpage.

  • + - Careers at Micah Projects

    Thank you for your interest in Micah Projects.

    Please see our careers page for all positions currently available.

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  • + - Privacy and Whistleblower policy

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