Vision, values and goals

Our Vision

To create a fair and just community where people have equal access to opportunities and resources.

Our Mission

We help people and communities to develop their own pathways away from disadvantage.

Our Values

  • We affirm Melbourne City Mission's ecumenical Christian heritage and acceptance of people of other faiths and no faith.
  • The Christian principles of inclusiveness, love, hope, service, and social justice are fundamental to our practice.
  • Everyone in the community has a right to have their voice heard.
  • Everyone has the right to have the resources necessary for participation in community and social life.
  • Society is accountable for the well-being of our communities and for community decisions.
  • Collaboration and co-operation within a community leads to stronger responses and better outcomes.
  • Lives can be changed and people are able to participate in society for their own and the common good.
  • Stewardship of our resources is essential to the creation of a sustainable and viable future.
  • We value what we learn from the communities and people we work with.

Our Goals

Our work seeks one overall outcome: to work alongside Victorians who are experiencing disadvantage so they can build a better future for themselves.

To realise our vision, we have set ourselves a series of goals which are outlined in our 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan. 

Our main goals are as follows:

  • We will embark on a growth strategy across Victoria focused on supporting those experiencing, or at imminent risk of, the most severe disadvantage.
  • We will offer integrated service delivery focused on our core purpose.
  • Our approach to service development will be based on evidence of what works well.
  • We will be an informed advocate for positive social change for individuals and groups experiencing disadvantage.
  • We will be well known and respected within the community for our work.