At CLA we manage a number of programs (see our Services page) and also support and sponsor projects operated by our affiliates. This helps us provide a diverse range of services, support mechanisms and opportunities to our constituents and further strengthens our links with the broader community.

Over the years, this sponsorship has helped our affiliates to develop and grow, including:

  • WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Service
  • Nundah Community Centre
  • Inner Northern Community Housing and Redback Housing

CLA has also retained formal links with three of the organisations it sponsored. These include the following:

  • Independent Youth Housing Organisation (IYHG Pty Ltd)

This is a unique not-for-profit company that operates as a housing co-operative that was set up and is run by its members: people with an intellectual disability. It was established by Community Living Program participants [hyperlink to program on SERVICES page] in 1989 as a way of addressing housing affordability issues. The company currently has 11 properties and 15 members.  For more information contact us on (07) 3266 5633.

  • Nundah Community Enterprises Co-operative (NCEC Pty Ltd)

NCEC began by 15 people with intellectual disability who were long-term unemployed. They pioneered the concept and practice of ‘social tendering’ by negotiating with the Brisbane City Council and today are responsible for the maintenance of 30 parks and open spaces across northeast Brisbane. They also provide employment through the successful Espresso Train Café & Catering venture in Nundah. Read about NCEC’s success here or visit their website

  • WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Service

This service originated with a group of female constituents of CLA called the WILD Women’s group. Find out more about WWILD from their website