Make a Difference
Up2You Incorporated is a successful local WA Charity organisation that was created to meet the gaps in services for disadvantaged community members including people with disabilities, mental health issues, refugees, Aboriginal and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Up2You mission is to provide accommodation support, recreation, mentoring, family mediation, case management and quality of life opportunities to disadvantaged WA community members. We achieve our success with quality staff delivering therapeutic services to help people reach their potential.
Up2You Incorporated was initiated by the current board members in 2010 who recognised a need for community-based supported therapeutic activities for people with complex disabilities. The board undertook extensive collaborative research looking at the best local and international model of services for marginalized people including local and regional Aboriginal people with disabilities and refugees recently arriving from various culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The board recognised to be successful it needed therapeutic strategies that are adaptive in an environment of State and Commonwealth budget cuts and reform. Up2You services have been successful by using a community approach based on the individual needs to reach their potential. This is very challenging as with many suffering from mental health issues, anxiety, depression, autism or have acquired brain injuries or born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome or have experienced high levels of trauma including sexual or physical abuse.