At The Oasis Townsville we run four programs to support our vision and mission. Our philosophy is that we will look first for an appropriate organisation in Townsville that can best meet the needs of our clients, but where there is a lack of these available or the quality of service available in Townsville is not adequate, we will run the program in-house.
We use as the 10 Human Needs as the basis for identifying the services required to support our clients.
While most of the Needs are best addressed by collaborating with others that professionally deliver programs to meet the needs of our clients, we have found it necessary to run some of our own.
Central to achieving our mission is the Wellbeing Program. This program comprises Wellbeing Navigators who will work with veterans and their families to develop a plan for the future to address all of the 10 Human Needs.
A fundamental need for happiness is to have meaningful work. We run a bespoke employment service that is intended to be the glue between the many and varied organisations and agencies offering to find work for candidates. We are establishing a strong network of suppliers, agents and employers to be able to support candidates with their dreams for meaningful work.
Of course, meaningful work does not need to be paid employment or run your own business. It could be giving back to our community by volunteering. We have a comprehensive volunteering arrangement with Volunteering North Queensland that will allow us to either engage volunteers with The Oasis Townsville working in our Wellbeing Hub, helping with our events or being placed with other organisations seeking veterans given the qualities we bring to work.
With a lack of programs to train handlers and assistance dogs in Townsville and the clear and considerable need for this service by veterans, we have brought under our umbrella as a program the very successful operation Hounds 4 Healing.