We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we walk, live and work. We recognise their living culture and their unique role in the life of the areas in which Mercy Partners ministries are located. We pay tribute to all of those who have nurtured this country over many thousands of years, deriving spiritual and physical needs from the seas, forests, soil, rivers, lakes and streams. We join with our First Nations people in honouring this land as sacred. We welcome the Uluru Statement from the Heart and support an Indigenous voice to parliament, enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
To create environmental spaces that promote a safe, happy and healthy lifestyle especially for the most vulnerable in our community.
Vision Statement excerpt
Established in 2011, Mercy Community Services North Queensland carries on the well-established tradition inherited from the Sisters of Mercy who pioneered residential care for the aged and infirmed in Townsville, beginning in the early sixties.
The ministries of Mercy Community Services North Queensland (MCSNQ) are Loreto Home for the Aged, Villa McAuley Retirement Village and the Safe at Home Program. MCSNQ has active partnerships with local agencies that provide housing for people in the community.
The mission remains at the forefront of what we do at MCSNQ. We continue to respond compassionately to the needs of the most vulnerable in our community, through the provision of practical, affordable and excellent aged and retirement living. MCSNQ is also collaborating with local community organisations in the provision of emergency housing. MCSNQ proudly continues to carry out the vision and mission of the pioneering Sisters of Mercy.
Mercy Community Services North Queensland was entrusted to the care of Mercy Partners by the Sisters of Mercy Townsville Congregation (now incorporated into the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea) on 29 November 2011.