30 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 30 Years
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OUR HISTORY

New Farm Community Options Inc. logoFootprints commenced in 1991 as a small Inner North City service known as New Farm Community Options, with three staff, under the auspice of the former New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in Brunswick Street.

Thirty years later, we have diversified and grown significantly, with more than 200 dedicated staff and volunteers, supporting approximately 2000 clients.

Footprints has a long history of working with the most vulnerable people residing in Brisbane and the past several years has seen our specialist response services extended to adjoining regions to the North and South. We can not be prouder of this history of service to the community of which you are part, and we invite you to celebrate this special year and thank you for your contribution to the Footprints story.

HOW WE’RE CELEBRATING

To celebrate this milestone year we had a number of activities and events planned. The first being the release of our specially designed 30 YEAR logo on Tuesday 23 February.

Footprints 30 Year Anniversary logo

We also developed a series of stories that were unveiled throughout the year. These stories showcase the Footprints qualities that have seen us grow and succeed throughout the years, and highlight the relationships that form the foundations of Footprints. They were told through the eyes of our most valuable assets — our clients, staff and volunteers.

These stories were progressively launched here on our website, social media and via our newsletter. We hope you enjoyed reading them as they were unveiled throughout 2021, and we hope they shine a light on the valuable contribution Footprints makes to the community.


OUR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY STORIES

Nine important values came to light in these stories: Respectful, Caring, Friendly, Supportive, Welcoming, Compassion, Helpful, Honesty and Understanding. We have put together a final poster showing all nine values. Download a copy of the poster or keep reading down for links to the individual stories below.

Footprints 30 Year Anniversary final poster

Our 30 Year Anniversary stories showcase the qualities:

  • UNDERSTANDING and it is told through the experiences of our Recovery and Wellness Program participant, Bishar who is pictured with his Footprints worker, Maxine.
  • HONESTY and it is told through the experiences of our NDIS participant, Rita who is pictured with her Footprints worker, Anthea.
  • HELPFUL and it is told through the experiences of Betty, who has been living out of her van for the last four and a half years.
  • COMPASSIONATE and it is told through the experiences of our volunteer, Jacqui.
  • SUPPORTIVE and it is told through the experiences of Suzie who is pictured with her Footprints worker, Layken.
  • WELCOMING and it is told through the experiences of our volunteer, David who is pictured with Footprints chef, Brian.
  • FRIENDLY and it is told through the experiences of Larraine who is pictured with a Footprints worker, Brett.
  • CARING and it is told through the experiences of Peta who is pictured with her Footprints worker, Jorge.
  • RESPECTFUL and it is told through the experiences of Michelle who is pictured with her Footprints worker, CeeJay.

We hope you also enjoy reading these stories.

Footprints 30 Year Anniversary story on Bishar featuring the value UNDERSTANDING  Footprints 30 Year Anniversary story on Rita featuring the value HONESTY  Footprints 30 Year Anniversary story on Betty featuring the value HELPFUL  https://footprintscommunity.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/30-year-anniversary-poster-Jacqui.pdf  Footprints 30 Year Anniversary story on Suzie featuring the value WELCOMING  Footprints 30 Year Anniversary poster of David featuring the value WELCOMING  Larraine's Story featuring the value FRIENDLY  Peta's story feature the value CARING  Michelle's story featuring the value RESPECTFUL

 

 


 

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