OneCare is an independent Public Benevolent Institution with DGR status, registered with the ACNC. OneCare raises financial support through Grant Funders, along with corporate and individual donors, to meet specific community outcomes through local service providers.
OneCare Geelong was established in 2009 as a response to the community needs recognised by OneHope Baptist Church. Motivated to demonstrate the love of God, OneCare and our service providers, respect the diversity of our community and welcome all to access our services.
OneCare commenced operations at 61 Candover Street, Geelong West with the aim of reducing entrenched disadvantage in the Geelong area. OneCare supports programs that promote opportunities for social connection for those who are isolated or marginalised with the purpose of building community and restoring hope.
We are committed to resourcing a range of programs that help those in the community who need support and those who are experiencing disadvantage and social isolation. OneCare supports community centered practical support through partner organisations who foster meaningful relationships and create opportunities for social participation. We believe that strong relationships are a powerful tool in creating meaning, purpose and a sense of value.
OneCare works with local service providers, , through Service Agreements, who share the vision of OneCare to address food security, along with other areas of disadvantage within the Geelong region. With a focus to foster strong relational connections, these ‘service providers’ will promote community inclusion in programs that empower participants to address areas of need in their life
Currently OneCare Geelong’s Eat Share Thrive and COACH Mentoring programs are facilitated by OneHope Community Care, a ministry of OneHope Baptist Church.