About Communify QLD…

Great organisation. Comunify really understands the art and science of community development and are passionate about building social capital in the Brisbane area.

In Annette’s words.. (a short You Tube clip from Annette)

“Absolutely wonderful. What a fabulous place with fabulous, kind people. Generous and giving to all. Thank you.” – Rochelle W.

“Very helpful and friendly place.” – Belinda M.

About the Woolloongabba Substation

“When looking for a space to hold our wedding ceremony we couldn’t go past the Woolloongabba Substation. We fell in love with the exposed beams and whitewash brick walls which fit our theme of rustic/vintage beautifully..”

“..The space allowed us to create the perfect feel for our ceremony simply by adding an arbor with some floral arrangements. The venue already contained chairs and tables which was another great feature.  We also loved that we could capture so many photos with our guests on the concrete/grassed area just outside the venue. Overall it provided us with a space that we could decorate to our own taste whilst allowing us to keep it affordable and within budget. It was the perfect venue for our wedding day!” – Natalie

About The Paddington Centre

“…thank you to everyone who is helping me through my ‘painful’ journey. Everyone is so friendly and kind. The bathroom rail, the ongoing lifts, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy. I am more than grateful for all you are doing for me and one day I might be able to assist with volunteering in return. Rich blessings to each and every one of you”

“I wish to record my respect and admiration for Sylvie and Steve who organise the outings each week.  I cannot commend them highly enough. Their patience and kindness is never ending and nothing fazes them or disrupts their calm.  Today they organised a surprise party for a 90 year old birthday girl, which was great fun (with tasty refreshments) for us all, and the birthday girl was thrilled. You may say these two people are just doing their job, but they do far more. Their friendliness and warmth create a special closeness and trust and the time and thought they put into keeping us all happy is evident in the great times we have with them. I really do want you to know in what high regard we hold them – I know I speak for us all. Best wishes to all at Communify – you do a great service to the community.” – Anon.

About our Pantry

“I use the pantry weekly and it helps with my budget and I am very appreciative of the food I am given and the staff are very helpful.” – Anon.

“The smiles, the friendliness, the family environment: thank-you to all the staff and volunteers, you are all so lovely” – Anon.

“Great, friendly staff, very helpful to get fruit and veg. Excellent service.” – Anon.

“No negatives, all positives – best drop-in centre I’ve been to! Thanks heaps guys.” – J.

“Wow, the Xmas markets were wonderful, it was lovely to hear so many people saying “now it really feels like Xmas.” – Anon.

“I just wanted to say a huge thank-you to yourself, all the great staff and volunteers of The Pantry for doing such a fantastic job all year!  It is a wonderful service which makes such a difference to so many people in so many ways”. – D.

About our Transport Service

Tony rang and said Lorraine (transport facilitator) was the loveliest person he had been in contact with for some time. She was able to offer some options for the problems he was having. He also said Lorraine should be paid more and we agreed that she is worth her weight in gold!!

“This service is an absolute godsend, I’d be lost without it.” – Kerry B.

“Thank you all so much for your friendly and much appreciated support each week taking me to and from physio. Your service is invaluable.” – Anon.

“Thank you so much for sending me the photos of dad and a couple of the wonderful volunteers who have transported him over the past few years. He, mum, and we as a family, appreciate the service that Communify has provided to enable him to attend choir every week. Can you please pass on our sincere thanks to all those who have kindly driven and helped my dad. Thank you.” – Vivien H.

“My recent laser cataract eye treatment has meant I was unable to drive my vehicle for a period of time. My partner is a non driver. I take the opportunity on behalf of the both of us to thank the ladies associated with the organisation for the most pleasant, courteous and efficient arrangement in transport assistance to and from my surgeon.” – Val T.

About the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

“Great place, friendly people. I play tennis at the courts at New Farm whenever I can get there.” – Phillip R.

“Good place to see and coffee is cheap and good groups like yoga and woman’s craft group and other groups.” – Anita G.

About our Home Assist Secure Service…

“It was so nice of you to send a birthday card to mum. I’ve been meaning to call to make a donation and to let you know that she has just moved into residential care. You know, she always appreciated the help of the Home Assist service while she was at home. This service really made a difference.” – Anon.

“Thanks for the card for my birthday. Thanks also for all the things I have achieved with your help this year in order that I might keep my beloved home in good condition.” – Bernadette M.

“What an absolute pleasure it is to work with your teams throughout the year supporting our local community. Thinking back it seems we have been working with Home Assist for 20 years now!! Which I know from my time on the road equates to a lot of cake, cookies and cups of tea with many of the beautiful clients in the Inner West of Brisbane.” – Bobby Pearson, Pearson Sellwood Electrical

About our Multicultural and Asylum Seeker Programs…

“Thank-you for supporting Romero Centre’s asylum seeker clients in their effort to gain employment by funding our clients to obtain car licences. No other service in Brisbane is currently providing funding for these licences and it has been an amazing opportunity for out clients to be able to be supported in this way.” – Mercy Community Services

“I would love to express my appreciation to you for introducing me to the (DGSB) Developing and Growing small Businesses Program. We all graduated and got plenty of ideas to develop.” – Parisa B.

“Thank you so much… You have been a very long term “anchor” for the Brisbane refugee community and those of us on the fringes advocating for a more compassionate and humanitarian response to those fleeing persecution, we admire and appreciate your dedication”. – Maree K.

“Thank you very much for the support. God bless you dear for the hard work you do”. – Edith

“My wife and I are thrilled to hear that Communify Gift fund is able to directly contribute for our security deposit. Supporters who fundraised this money are great and amazing people with the biggest heart. Please accept our heartfelt thanks and appreciation.” – J & Z

“Thank you for creating awareness and public attention to the issue of domestic and family violence and providing community members with vital information to connect people to services and support.  Thank you and well done on all your hard work –we wish you every success in your future endeavors in working towards the prevention of domestic and family violence”. – Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

About Our Younger Onset Dementia Group

“Mark and I are most grateful for each effort that Communify has initiated in providing us with services.

Communify’s regular outings have made a ginormous improvement to Mark’s social life. Through these outings with Communify he has gained confidence socialising in a group.

I personally believe that his regular ongoing outings with Communify have helped him to accept his disability and not to feel embarrassed in public. Socialising regularly in the YOD BODS group has given Mark the “hands on” experiences of socially interacting with a group of “like brain disabilities”. He has come to acceptance.

He looks forward to the Community outings each Wednesday. He speaks highly of you, Peter and Barbara. He respects the three of you and shares a fondness for the three of you. The three of you are key players in his life. The memories that he holds of the Communify outings are deeply planted in his brain.

I would like to congratulate Communify taking the initiative in photographing each outing. These photos are promptly shared by Communify after each outing.

The initiative that Communify took to share a mounted photograph the YOD BODS in December 2016 blew Mark away. This framed photograph sits happily on his bedside table.”

About our What’s On Programs

Thank-you for the friendship and lunch on Fridays… also thanks to the powers that be at Communify, I surprisingly got a birthday wish card in the mail the other day.” – Forrestor G.

“My daughter and I have come back to China. It’s a pity that my daughter couldn’t go to the homework club anymore. Thank you Cait for your help and introduction of the learning resources. We two will miss you. Welcome to China and we’ll wait for you at Guangzhou, the biggest city in south China” Shujan

About our Childcare Centre

Best child care centre in Brisbane.” – Nicole K.

“We are so happy with Communify Childcare and wish there were more small centres like it so more children could experience this type of small-scale, quality, stimulating care. Our child has been so well settled in, feels comfortable and is so animated about his days there, so we can tell he enjoys it and feels secure.” – Anon.

About our Venues for Hire

“I am writing on behalf of Rostrum Club 3, which meets at the Ithaca Hall, to place on record our appreciation for the new chairs and blinds which Communify has provided.  The chairs make a great difference to comfort on the night”. – Rostrum Club 3