About Us

Open Hands Community Care

Our name & vision is encompassed around Deuteronomy 15:11:

“For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land’” (NKJV).

Open Hands Community Care (OHCC) is a not-for-profit Australian owned Christian based charity, registered under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, spearheaded by The House of Prayer Church based in Brisbane, Australia. Formed in 2018 as the Outreach and Social Services Ministry of the Church, Open Hands Community Care seeks to contribute to the capacity building and transforming of lives of individuals and families for a life lived abundantly!

Through comprehensive and integrated support services, we seeks to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of youths, children, men and women alike, whilst creating, protecting and promoting a healthy and peaceful platform for a better tomorrow. Our care services are tailored to be innovative, relevant and responsive, meeting the diverse needs of the people within the community, especially those from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Backgrounds. We aim to work closely with other organisations and charity bodies to help promote and advocate for their rights and cater for their individual wellbeing.

More Information

Call us on:

24 Hour Contact – 0451 170 420

Office – (07) 3372 8632

Email us at: info@openhandscommunitycare.org.au

Our Mission

Our connection with The House of Prayer, means we share the overarching Mission of the Church, which is proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.  

Living out this mission of ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’ we will walk alongside those in need:

  • To serve with love and humility;
  • To show compassion by offering care and support;
  • To advocate for the most vulnerable and help them to live their lives in fullness, abundance and hope;
  • To be passionate and determined in our commitment to achieve exceptional outcomes for clients, their families and the community; and
  • To actively participate in and contribute to the whole-of-church mission.

We seek to add value to our community by providing high quality community care services tailored to meet clients’ needs.

Our Values

Our connection with The House of Prayer means, our overarching value we share is A Heart For The Community.

We have identified six key values to which we are aligned and they include Commitment, Love, Generosity, Compassion, Unity, and Humility. We are proud of the key values for which we stand for!

  • Commitment – Loyalty in service to our mission, vision and values.
  • Love – Becoming people of Love, exhibiting a commitment to treating all humanity and rendering service to all regardless of gender, ethnic or social background.
  • Generosity – Becoming people of Generosity, exhibiting helpfulness especially towards the needy and the most vulnerable in our society, taking personal responsibility in our work.
  • Compassion – Becoming people of Compassion, exhibiting a Heart for the Community.
  • Unity – Becoming people who Encourage Strong Family Ties, by establishing, supporting and encouraging relationships based on respect, trust, friendship and perception.
  • Humility – Becoming people of Humility, by showing gratitude for the privilege of being able to provide joyful service to our community.