About Temcare

Temcare is a ‘not for profit’ Christian social services agency, operating since 1968, and providing a range of professional and practical services for disadvantaged and vulnerable children, families and individuals within the Victorian community.

Temcare are committed to providing services to vulnerable members of the community that reflect evidence-based practice and a commitment to the teachings of Jesus.

Temcare are available to partner with churches, charities, businesses and schools to meet the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community.

Temcare’s Mission Statement declares that it is “a Bible-based Christian welfare agency committed to Jesus’ teachings and intent on reflecting His love to those in need.”

As Temcare does not charge for its services nor receive any Government funding, it is reliant upon the generosity of financial donations from individuals, churches, businesses and charitable trusts.

The services Temcare offer are in high demand with waiting lists being quite common. Donors are therefore sought to assist in expanding current services as well as adding new services.

Temcare is a ‘Child Safe’ organization and is committed to delivering programs within an agency context that specifically:

  • Protects the emotional, physical and sexual safety and well-being of children, young people, and adults who are under its care and responsibility.
  • Respects and promotes the cultural safety and well-being of; indigenous people, individuals from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability.

Because Temcare is committed to ensuring that the ‘Child Safe’ standards are maintained, all volunteers are comprehensively assessed and are required to obtain a current ‘Working with Children Check’ and to submit to regular national criminal history checks.

Temcare’s main services are grouped under the following program areas:

Temcare’s programs are geared towards:

  • Enhancing an individual’s emotional and social development,
  • Developing the capacity of parents to provide appropriate care for their children,
  • Improving social/emotional/educational outcomes for children and adolescents, and
  • Facilitating a person’s interest in exploring matters of Christian faith.

Temcare do not discriminate as regards to helping people in need.

As followers of Christ we seek to provide considered care for the needy in line with our commissioning to do so by Christ Jesus in Luke 10:25-37, to “Go and do likewise.”