Our Partnerships

Silky Oaks builds and grows strategic partnerships to improve service delivery and client outcomes.

Silky Oaks actively pursues strategic partnerships because we know that when we work with others who hold information, expertise, skills and resources that compliment what we bring, our clients will benefit. We partner with clients, families and other organisations in service planning, delivery, evaluation and improvement. We also partner with funders, ambassadors and supporters in designing, promoting and expanding our services.

Our service partnerships are with:

  • Our clients, families and carers

  • Other service providers

Our organisational partnerships are with:

  • Government agencies (policy and funding)

  • Private sponsors and donors

  • Our ambassadors and supporters
  • Tertiary education providers
  • Research organisations

Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs (the Department) provides funding to Silky Oaks that allows us to support children and youth subject to a child protection intervention or order. Our Residential Program, providing out-of-home care, and Inspire Programs, offering therapeutic intervention, are both recipients of this funding. For many years, Silky Oaks has been working in partnership with the Department to achieve lasting outcomes for our clients.

Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (the Department) provides funding to Silky Oaks that allows us to provide centre-based and mobile support, as well as temporary supported accommodation, to individuals and families. Our Family Care & Support Program supports clients who are homeless, or at imminent risk of homelessness, in the Manly, Wynnum and Redlands geographical areas.

Coming together to make change and assist people and communities
to thrive.

Mangrove Housing

Mangrove Housing is a not-for-profit housing organisation that manages social and affordable housing. Silky Oaks and Mangrove Housing have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), enabling workers from both organisations to work collaboratively to achieve positive housing outcomes for people who are in crisis due to homelessness. This partnership allows Housing Support Workers to provide specialist case management within Mangrove Housing’s Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP) properties.

Bayside Uniting Church

Bayside Uniting Church (BUC) is located in Manly West. Silky Oaks and BUC have established an MOU for the provision of items needed by Silky Oaks clients in emergency situations. Motivated by their Christian faith, BUC has supplied essential household items, clothing such as school uniforms, linen and basic toiletries in emergency situations identified by the Family Care & Support team.

Wesley Mission Queensland

Wesley Mission Queensland’s (WMQ) Wellbeing Mental Health Service provides free, short-term therapeutic support, in line with individual goals for people living in the Brisbane south region. Operating out of the Silky Oaks Manly Campus two days per week, the WMQ Wellbeing Consultant has developed strong and reciprocal relationships with our Embrace, Family Care & Support and Inspire Therapy programs. This collaboration means mutual clients are able to receive additional support.

Brisbane City Council

The Brisbane City Council’s (BCC) Community Housing Partnership Program (CHPP) provides crisis and transitional accommodation to people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness in Brisbane. As a housing provider working with the CHPP program, Silky Oaks is given access to additional properties for use in our housing and homelessness program which enables us to provide more housing options to families in need.

Wynnum Community Place

Wynnum Community Place is a centralised Community Hub which brings services together, connecting community, delivering social solutions as well as providing food relief and financial assistance. Housing Support Workers regularly operate out of Wynnum Community Place, enabling them to take their mobile support service to the heart of the community.

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