Community Development and Strategic Planning
ACRO is committed to working with other community organisations, corporate entities and government agencies in achieving social justice. Historically this engagement has manifested through job creation initiatives (JobClub); Community Surveys and community needs analyses; Resettlement Projects; its Family Centre initiatives for prisoners' families; support for refugees and other disadvantaged people; housing initiatives; programs for older citizens; the auspice of non-incorporated groups with similar goals across a range of services; Youth Action Panels and Australian Teens Advocating Change (ATAC). Its Community Development Programs are designed to empower people creatively at a grass-roots level and to raise public awareness of issues of disparity. It uses the tools of infrastructure support; emergency relief; emergency housing; Research; publications and information seminars. It links resources and strategically maps processes designed to reduce hardship and intolerance.

The Stafford Community Development Group
ACRO has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with various groups in the Stafford region partnering the Stafford Community Development Group. Other partners include The Stafford Community Forum; the Salvation Army Stafford; The Community Place; and, Wilston Grange AFC. The goals for this partnership are to increase connections between Stafford residents and the organisations that exist in the area and to increase resources for the benefit of these residents. ACRO's role is to provide secretariat support; community development advice; and, assistance with the professional supervision of workers.

Emergency Relief

With the monetary support of both State and Federal governments, ACRO provides emergency relief funds to eligible clients facing financial difficulty. These payments augment benefits already received and are applied to payment of utility accounts; food assistance; rental assistance and so forth. They are usually small one-off payments to get clients out of immediate difficulty. In tandem with our partners, we can package meaningful support for families in crisis.