Organisational purpose and values

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Our Purpose

Established in 1976, Weave is a not for profit community organization that provides a range of direct support services to disadvantaged children, young people, women, families, and Aboriginal people of all ages, who live primarily in the old South Sydney Local Government Area as well as the City of Sydney, Maroubra/La Perouse and Inner West regions.

We partner with the community to help create long term change, to influence government policy and to contribute to better outcomes for those who are most marginalized.

We rely on good evidence to guide our work and have improved our data collection systems to help us track the work and most importantly the results.

A particular focus of our work is on providing opportunities for Aboriginal young people, who represent the largest group using our services (70%). We employ a number of Aboriginal workers across all our programs. 

 Our Vision

  • A strong, connected community that values its members with opportunities and justice for all.

 Our Mission 

  • To support children, young people, families and communities to value each other and create opportunities to realise their goals and dreams.

 Our Values

Performance 

We pride ourselves on working to best practice standards and the ability to create a real, lasting impact on the lives of those around us. We know that practical and timely intervention can have meaningful value - therefore we work with purpose and focus. 

Optimism

We believe hope and a sense of humour are fundamental to keeping people inspired and on course. We understand the complexity of social issues and we find flexible ways to address them.

Fairness 

Everyone deserves a fair go in life. We don’t judge people or question the life choices they make. We challenge injustice at every level and dedicate ourselves to changing outcomes.

 Our Culture

  • We value and respect the traditional owners of the land and acknowledge their struggle.

  • Our work is underpinned by social justice principles.

  • We are holistic in our approach.

  • We work alongside people and respect their choices in life

  • We work with passion, energy, creativity and commitment.

  • We highly value and appreciate collaboration and partnerships with other.

  • Our work is informed by an understanding of the politics of power.

  • We understand complex social issues and we work in creative and flexible ways to address them.

  • We know that practical and timely intervention can have important long-term meaningful value.

  • We embrace diversity.

 

 

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Weave works with young people, children, women and families in the heart of Sydney.

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