About Us

Open Hands

Came About

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”


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.

Ohcc Volunteer

Our Mission

Our connection with The House of Prayer Church 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 Church means, the 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!



Becoming people of Generosity, exhibiting helpfulness especially towards the needy and the most vulnerable in our society, taking personal responsibility in our work.



Becoming people of Love, exhibiting a commitment to treating all humanity and rendering service to all regardless of gender, ethnic or social background.



Becoming people of Generosity, exhibiting helpfulness especially towards the needy and the most vulnerable in our society, taking personal responsibility in our work.



Becoming people of Compassion, exhibiting a Heart for the Community.



Becoming people who Encourage Strong Family Ties, by establishing, supporting, and encouraging relationships based on respect, trust, friendship, and perception.



Becoming people of Humility, by showing gratitude for the privilege of being able to provide joyful service to our community.


Meet the team that keeps Open Hands connecting you to the right supports and services needed.


Mariatu Jalloh

Mariatu Jalloh

Co-Founder / Managing Director – Head of Community Support Services

Sheriff Jalloh

Sheriff Jalloh

Co-Founder / Managing Director – Head of Transport & Logistics

Executive & Corporate Teams

Sherifaye Kargbo

Sherifaye Kargbo

Managing Director – Head of Operations & Finance

Robert Kargbo

Managing Director – Head of Disability Support Services

Pule Salafai

Operations Lead

Jerome Fuiono

Team Leader

Community Support Services Team

Neighbourhood Marketplace Funding

Alice Jalloh

Office Admin & Food Relief Assistant (Wed & Sat)

Grace Kamara

Food Relief Assistant (Wed)

Barbara Roche

Food Relief Assistant (Tues, Thurs & Fri)

Alex Morseray

Head of Church Welfare

How To Reach Us?

318 Ritchie Road, Pallara QLD 4110

9 am – 5 pm Weekdays (Office Hours)

24-Hour Contact – 0451 170 420
Office – (07) 3372 8632