Mercy Community Services

To support and empower those who are poor, vulnerable, marginalised or in a position of disadvantage

Partnerships & Collaborations

We develop collaborative partnerships with government and support agencies to build community capacity.

Mercy Community Services (MCS) has a long history of working in partnership with various government departments, community agencies and local communities across Southern Queensland. We work closely in these partnerships that help us dedicate resources so that we are able to mutually achieve success in our programs.

We consistently positively impact the lives of the people that we encounter, believing whole heartedly that through the actions of merciful love, mercy is given and received.

Our funding

MCS is funded by federal and state governments to provide a wide range of programs, resulting in extensive engagement with local service providers and a variety of stakeholders over many years.

This engagement has allowed both parties the shared benefits of:

  • information and resource sharing
  • collaboration on shared objectives
  • contractual and service delivery.

MCS recognises that the development of and participation in these sector networks promotes coordinated community outcomes and raises the profile of human services programs across Queensland.

Our government partners

Our government partners include:

  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
  • Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Commonwealth Department of Social Services
  • Queensland Community Foundation
  • Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
  • Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment
  • Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
  • Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate
  • New South Wales Department of Education and Communities
  • Western Australia Department of Training and Workforce Development

Non-government partnerships

Our non-government partnerships include:

  • Australian Red Cross
  • Mission Australia
  • a number of disability service providers.

We also have informal working agreements with:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups
  • government partners
  • other agencies.

Research partnerships

Currently, MCS is undertaking collaborative research with Bond University and University of Queensland and holds annual practice symposiums with Queensland University of Technology, which increases MCS’ capacity for excellent human services practice.

In line with our commitment to quality and excellence, MCS works with educational bodies including:

  • Bond University
  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Griffith University
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Corporate partnerships

We also know businesses want to make a worthwhile contribution to improving the lives of the poor, vulnerable and marginalised in our community. MCS can create flexible corporate partnerships which utilise individual business strengths to produce real, measurable and lasting change in the lives of individuals and families in need. Find out more about MCS: