Co.As.It. Italian Australian Welfare Association Inc. is involved with the delivery of a range of community, health, educational and recreational services within Queensland. Its role is the identification of the community needs and the planning and implementation of appropriate programs and services for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities throughout Queensland.
Co.As.It. has kept pace with the changing needs of the Italian community since its establishment in Brisbane in 1978. In 2006 it expanded its services to incorporate other CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities. The services available to the community are made possible with funding from Federal and State Governments.
Co.As.It. is run and managed by a Management Committee who is responsible for the overall administration, financing, staffing and policy decisions for the Association. The Management Committee is accountable to all Funding Government Bodies (Australian & Italian) for the administration of its programs.
Trained professional staff assess the needs of the community and plan the delivery of a variety of programs and services. These include support programs for families and individuals in crisis, advocacy, community education, counselling, support for frail elderly and people with disabilities and their carers. The staff is bi-lingual and multilingual and is committed in providing quality services.