Our Story

Lifestyle Support that Counts

Avenues Lifestyle Support Association Inc. is a professional Gympie based Disability Service provider funded since 1993.

We support people with different abilities to pursue their individual interests and lifestyle options and to continually explore and develop healthy lifestyles across their communities.

In 1976 thirty Gympie families formed a Parent Support Group and this group was the original forerunner to the organisation that was to be. In 1993 the Accommodation Sub-Committee of the group evolved into an Incorporated Association and Avenues Lifestyle Support Association Inc. was born.

From such a committed beginning the association now supports 30 people with a disability and employs over 40 staff members who ensure that service delivery is of the highest standard.

Avenues has always met funding body certification through external audit processes and is fully compliant with the Queensland Disability Service Standards. Certification represents full recognition of our Service as a professionally run disability service delivery organisation.

Operating from our permanent home at the historic Foresters’ Hall in Red Hill Rd, Gympie, Avenues sponsors weekly dance/movement and music/song gatherings that bring together individuals supported by many different services as well as those supported by their families. Every week is full of music and laughter and we often spill out on to our shaded grassed parklands.
Avenues VALUES service that:

  • Leads
  • Connects
  • Empowers
  • is Governed with excellence

Our MISSION is for Avenues to provide support to enable people with a disability to pursue their individual interests and lifestyle options and to further explore and develop natural networks.