Five Bridges is a not-for-profit led by the local community for the local community.
Our South-East Queensland based organisation is passionate about assisting individuals with barriers to education and employment and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Many of our programs and services are focused on assisting local Indigenous individuals and families in a real and practical way, from our Court Support programs that assist Indigenous offenders to navigate the judicial system, to our men's and women's yarning circles that connect people in the local community to the help and support they need.
We are also extremely proud of our work facilitiating the Queensland Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work program which allows disadvantaged Queenslanders to gain skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce.
CEO of Five Bridges Jessica Taylor is a proud Yuwaalaraay Women and experienced professional with a history across multiple industries and a passion for Five Bridges programs and projects. Jessica’s strong leadership and commitment to create opportunities for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a positive influence on Five Bridges operations.
The entire Five Bridges team is dedicated to our joint vision, as best expressed in our purpose statement: To provide a range of culturally sound activities and initiatives that build capacity, supporting the social norms and behaviors that constitute a positive, proud and responsible Indigenous community.
Our organisations values are Integrity, Relationships, Passion, Respect, Innovation and Professionalism.