In May 2016, the Uniting Church of Australia announced it would move towards a new governance structure in a bid to strengthen its ability to support people in need.
Based on recommendations of a Major Strategic Review, it was resolved to establish a new single Board to oversee the delivery and support functions for Uniting Church community services in Victoria and Tasmania.
As a result, 22 UnitingCare agencies across Victoria and Tasmania, including Kildonan, are merging into a single organisation known as Uniting.
The CEO of the new agency is Paul Linossier (ex Wesley Mission and former Kildonan CEO) and the Board chair is former Victorian Health Minister Bronwyn Pike.
Changing from a network of agencies to form one organisation will give us more access to resources to help people in need. It will also give us a much stronger voice to advocate on behalf of the families and children that we help.
Transfer of Governance to the new Board took place on Monday 3 October 2016 however at an operational level we will continue to operate as Kildonan UnitingCare for the time being until transitional arrangements are completed.
The transition will not result in any changes to service delivery or programs and our staff are committed to continuing to provide our innovative, holistic programs to individuals, families and children in need.