Presbyterian Care Tasmania is a Tasmanian owned and Christian not-for-profit organisation committed to building stronger communities through our mission to ‘provide supportive services, care and Christian kindness for the Tasmanian community and individuals in need’.
We believe that God intended all people to experience abundant lives surrounded by individuals who genuinely and persistently love and care for them. We believe in the importance of supporting individuals, families and communities to move towards a state of wholeness or ‘shalom’*.
Currently Tasmanians, when compared to the rest of Australia, experience the highest levels of welfare dependency, the highest proportion of older people living alone, the second highest number of adults reporting serious mental health issues and the highest levels of comparative disadvantage. Too many Tasmanians are confronted daily by barriers that prevent them and their families from living healthy, whole and productive lives.
To this end, we aim to assist vulnerable Tasmanians to participate in community, live independently and achieve a sense of dignity through the wise and strategic use of our resources and ongoing collaboration with like-minded organisations. We are committed to doing so by supporting initiatives that address unmet need, working collectively to achieve genuine and lasting outcomes for the people we serve.
Presbyterian Care Tasmania acknowledges the overwhelming nature of the task to address the complex, often generational, challenges faced by many Tasmanians and their families – but together we can make a difference!
*’Shalom’ is a Hebrew word representing concepts such as wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, harmony and the absence of agitation or discord. It acknowledges that overall health is optimised when physical, mental, relational and spiritual health is optimised.