how we help
Every person’s situation and circumstance is different and adapting to these challenges are dedicated staff from CIS. We conduct a holistic assessment of every individual’s needs making sure we come up with the best outcome and support to be provided.
Look at what we are doing
Our programs help people develop talents and become more employable.
When a person comes from a disadvantaged background, further schooling, relevant training, and/or more advanced education will always help. It is almost impossible to build a brighter future, without the right level of education.
Education – Education – Education
There can be no doubt that for better opportunities and work security, education is the key. From experience with indigenous people and with former service personnel, CIS is well aware of just how important, education is. And that is education in the broadest sense. Central to our approach is our national program of scholarships, student support and post-school opportunities.
Specifically, CIS programs cover activities to:
At CIS, what we are on about, is reaching out to those people who are less fortunate. In all our work we are giving disadvantaged people access to a quality education. We are giving them the chance for a better future outlook and to improve their opportunities. And we want to give them the chance to taste success.
Our vision, mission and purpose are all aligned towards making the disadvantaged communities in Australia realise their potential and provide them with a platform to spread out their wings completely. Our community services program involves:
CIS projects and programs are focused on enabling Australians, leaving or who have left the Australian Defence Force and, are experiencing financial hardship, socio-economic disadvantage and/or illness, injury or disability as a result of their service:
CIS delivers a range of youth and social intervention programmes
Program 1: Aboriginal Work Readiness Program (AWRP)
To provide the life skills, motivation, learning, training and vocational options that will allow disadvantaged Aboriginal young people to confidently and successfully establish their place within and contribute to society
Program 2: Youth Development Program (YDP)
To provide the life skills, motivation, learning, training and vocational options that will allow youths at risk to confidently and successfully establish their place within and contribute to society.
Program 3: Fresh start program (FSP)
Youth Justice Initiative, this program contributes to the reduction of Youth offending by providing an alternative to youth imprisonment via a variety of youth opportunity orientated programmes based on current research and best practice.