Footprints 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.

Over thirty years later, we have diversified and grown significantly, with more than 240 dedicated staff and 33 volunteers, supporting approximately 4,451 clients.

Footprints has a long history of working with the most vulnerable people residing in South East Queensland. Over the past several years our specialist response services have grown, and they now extend across Queensland and into Northern New South Wales (NSW).

We are proud of our history servicing the community of which you are a part of. Footprints values its relationships with clients, funding bodies and other agencies.

We partner with primary health care, health and hospital services, government agencies, other service providers and the private sector to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve.

View our Service Profile Map to see where you can access Footprints support.


Our Values

Client centred

We actively support each client's choices, respecting their values and personal uniqueness


We promote the right for individuals to access the resources they need to live safely and securely in the community


We hold people in positive regard and treat them with courtesy and consideration

Our Vision

Footprints Community strives to create an inclusive community where individuals can maintain an independent lifestyle of their choice.

Our Mission

To be responsive, innovative, professional and timely in providing care and support for each client.

Our Purpose

  1. To promote quality of life for frail older people and younger people with disabilities, and their carers.
  2. To actively work towards social justice.
  3. To empower disadvantaged members of the community.
  4. To contribute to the relief of poverty.
  5. To complete any other charitable work or purpose for the benefit of the community.

Our Approach

We are committed to providing person-centred, holistic support services delivered by our values-based organisation with a skilled and engaged workforce. We are sustainable through our relationships with clients, funding bodies and other agencies, and the flexibility, responsiveness, and stability of our organisation.

Consistent with its founding vision, mission and values the organisation continues to reach financially disadvantaged and socially isolated individuals and walk alongside them as they live independent lifestyles of their choice.

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