About
Empower
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About
Empower

The essence of our organisation is summed up in its name – Empower. Our primary purpose is to empower marginalized and at-risk individuals to build positive relationships, capitalize on employment opportunities and attain job stability – assisting them in becoming productive contributors to society.

Our Vision
Empowered to thrive

Our Mission
Empowering people and community organisations to more effectively fulfill their God-given purpose.

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Our Vision
Empowered to thrive

Our Mission
Empowering people and community organisations to more effectively fulfill their God-given purpose.

The essence of our organisation is summed up in its name – Empower. Our primary purpose is to empower marginalized and at-risk individuals to build positive relationships, capitalize on employment opportunities and attain job stability – assisting them in becoming productive contributors to society.

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Empower’s programs are focused on the value of community wraparound and the family unit, emphasising team-based care and collaboration. Aware that many at-risk individuals are trapped in a cycle of isolation and negative behavior patterns, our programs are highly relational and community-based. This enables the individual to build trust in a safe and consistent environment as he or she navigates the process of establishing new and healthy behavior patterns.

The Empower team is volunteer-driven, highly collaborative and diverse. Drawing on the wide range of knowledge and skill sets available to us, Empower also provides practical training and upskilling, giving individuals the tools they need to capitalize on opportunities that arise.

Planetshakers Empower is a registered Not-for-profit organisation with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. Any donation made towards Planetshakers Empower is tax deductible.

All corporate sponsorship funds are directed to Empower to support program delivery to marginalized and at-risk members of the community.

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Local Church Community

Empower is highly connected to the local church community. In fact, Empower was established by Planetshakers Church: a Christian organization headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Empower believes that the local church functions as a ‘hub’ for community services: a centre for individuals and families of all backgrounds to find a place of belonging. Planetshakers Church provides a warm and inclusive community wraparound for those who are participating in Empower programs. The Empower team is also largely formed from the Planetshakers volunteer base and is part of the pastoral care unit of Planetshakers.

It is this synergy that makes Empower so effective. In addition to the direct benefits of the program, Empower’s close relationship to Planetshakers Church also allows for participants in Empower programs to easily find connection to the wider community if they desire.

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