MyHorizon - Capalaba

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Business Summary
Creators of uplifted, connected communities We have been supporting Queenslanders with disability since 1981
About Us

Our organisational milestones:

1981
Myhorizon is formed in Redland City by a group of parents of children with disability who are united by a common purpose – creating a better life for people with disability through education, employment, and community connection opportunities.

1983
Myhorizon’s first activity therapy centre opens in Capalaba with the support of Commonwealth Government funding. Permanent staff are recruited to develop suitable programs, but the centre soon transforms into an adult training centre to meet changing community needs.

1986
The Capalaba site expands due to increasing community demand and becomes the headquarters of Myhorizon. Various new service arms are established including Independent Living, Social Enterprises, and Respite Programs.

1987
Myhorizon’s social enterprises are successful enough for an additional premise to be leased.

1988
The new Disability Services Act comes into effect and Myhorizon introduces new services and revises existing ones, emphasising programs that meet individual needs. Funds raised in the community through art unions, and sales of art and crafts to support Myhorizon’s mission are invested in building a new activity centre.

1990
A new day activity centre opens for service.

1998
A purpose-built facility on Sussex Street at Alexandra Hills is opened by the Minister for Disability.
2000-06
Myhorizon expands its service offering to include Lifestyle, and Employment & Training options. HBE, a new social enterprise employing around 33 people with disability, is also established.

2007
Myhorizon wins a prestigious Australia Day Award recognising its strong contribution to the community sector.

2010
Myhorizon becomes the only not-for-profit organisation to make it into BRW Magazine’s Best 50 Places to Work 2010 Index.

2011
Myhorizon celebrates its 30th anniversary of creating uplifted, connected communities in South East Queensland.

2015
Myhorizon secures support from Redland City Council to build a new community and education centre on Council land on Runnymede Road, adjacent the popular Indigiscapes Centre.

The project enables us to expand our Employment and Training, Support Coordination, Independent Living, Social Enterprises, and Corporate services in readiness for the arrival of the NDIS.

The Ian McDougall Trust provides a generous donation of $450,000 which enables us to incorporate a purpose-built early childhood intervention centre into the project.

Public spaces and catering facilities are also included in the plan, enabling the new centre to be used as a venue for conferences, events, and weddings.

2016
The first sod is turned at the site of Myhorizon’s new Capalaba centre and construction work commences. New Lifestyle sites also open at Wynnum North, Ashmore, and Ormeau.

2017
Myhorizon opens the new Capalaba Centre, and continues to focus on service innovation. We are looking forward to continuing to deliver on our mission to uplift individual lives by creating connected communities when the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out in South East Queensland in July 2018.