AGAPI Care Inc. (AGAPI Care) was established in 1987 by a group of Greek-Australian parents who were unwavering in their belief that their children with a disability were entitled to the same access to programs and services as other members of the community without prejudice or disadvantage. Faced with language and cultural barriers that hindered access to mainstream services for their children, the families created a not-for-profit organisation, whose purpose was to provide information and support services, including advocacy and referrals, to people with a disability of Greek heritage and their families based on the recommendations of the Galbally Report of 1978 for multiculturalism:
- to ensure equal opportunity and equality of access to services for all members of
- that everyone should be able to maintain their own culture and be encouraged to understand
- that the needs of migrants, while they should ideally be met by mainstream programs and services; should in the short term be specially targeted in order to ensure equality of access and provision; and
- that services and programs should be designed and operated in full consultation with clients, with an emphasis on self-help to enable migrants to become self-reliant
Building on these principles and in direct response to the needs of the community, AGAPI Care quickly extended its services to include all people with a disability.
AGAPI Care aims to support people with disabilities to choose their own life journey. We achieve this by empowering and supporting people with disabilities to be valued members of their community.
One community equal in every way, regardless of race, beliefs, background, religion and gender.
Thus, the promotion of the rights of people with a disability as equal to the rights of all citizens is
integral to the delivery of services by AGAPI Care Inc. This encompasses an individual’s equal right to choose the types of disability services and supports that best match his/her assessed need, and to participate in, and actively engage with his/her community.
The valuable contribution by our staff, volunteers, the committee of management, and people with disabilities, working together as one community, can make a difference.
Empowering vulnerable people to reach their full potential.
To deliver quality and innovative services that support vulnerable people to choose their own life journey.
Supported Independent Living Support Coordination Specialist Support Coordination
Specialist Disability Accommodation Social & Community Participation
Short Term Accommodation & Assistance Independent Skills Development
Plan Management In Home Support
Mental Health Services
Group & Centre Based Activities