The HOPE Program works with the Charleville and Cunnamulla communities to improve health and social outcomes for children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

The program's overall goal is to help address deep and persistent disadvantage, and its impact on young people’s development pathways. To do this, it:

  • builds relationships and partnerships with other agencies and organisations who add value in the communities
  • identifies gaps in services and seeks solutions to fill those gaps - through connections and partnerships, funding submissions and service integration
  • supports community partners with grant applications to fund projects that support families and young people.

Our vision

To work with the Charleville and Cunnamulla communities to support their children and young people to lead healthy lifestyles and reach their full potential.

Our goals

  • Improve service integration within the Charleville and Cunnamulla communities
  • Increase education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes
  • Improve the physical, social and emotional wellness of youth people
  • Build safer communities

Community leadership

The success of the program relies on strong local leadership and support.

The HOPE Program's Steering Committee oversees and supports program delivery.

Steering Committee members include:

  • the Chief Executive of South West Hospital and Health Service (Chair)
  • Mayor of the Murweh Shire
  • Mayor of the Paroo Shire
  • CEO, Murweh Shire Council
  • CEO, Paroo Shire Council
  • CEO, Cunnamulla Corporation for Health (CACH)
  • CEO, Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Community Health (CWAATSICH)
  • Community member (founding member and former Mayor of the Murweh Shire)
  • Police Inspector, Charleville Patrol Group
  • Regional Manager, Regional Employment Services Queensland (RESQ+).

The Steering Committee also includes School Principals from:

  • Cunnamulla P-12 State School
  • Charleville State School
  • Charleville State High School
  • St Mary’s Primary School, Charleville
  • Sacred Heart Parish School, Cunnamulla
  • Charleville School of Distance Education.

Contact the HOPE Program

You can contact the team on the following emails.

Miriam Airey
HOPE Program Manager

Sue Eustace-Earle
HOPE Program Coordinator

Jenny Peacock
HOPE Program Officer

Last updated: December 2022