CFN is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides disability support services and empowers people with a disability, and their families and/or carers, to enjoy authentic and meaningful lives.
We are committed to setting benchmarks for disability support services in Queensland and the principles of inclusion, and believe that our community is enriched when it welcomes all people. Our aim, therefore, is to work towards a better community for all, by promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all areas of mainstream life.
CFN is a disability support service and NDIS registered provider, that is family focused and community connected. Through our disability support services and programs, we support people to achieve and celebrate their successes.
CFN is more than just a disability support service provider. CFN is a place where people with disability, their families and/or carers, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to interact, learn and grow together. We strive to provide disability support services that create opportunities for people to thrive and live their best life.
CFN offers a personalised and holistic disability support service, where the needs of individuals, along with the members of their family are considered in the development and implementation of support plans. We strive to work in a welcoming and responsive manner and in partnership with individuals and their families so that they can actively contribute to the planning, organising and the coordination of the support provided by CFN.
Originally called ‘Caboolture Family Network’, we started offering disability support services in June 2003 and was based in the garages of the offices of our auspice body.
Since day 1, the vision for our organisation has always remained the same; to provide a strength-based person-centred support for families who have a family member with a disability living within the family home.
From the outset of our organisation, we dreamed of creating a welcoming and homey 3-bedroom, wheelchair accessible retreat, built using environmentally sensitive and sustainable principles.
In April 2004 a suitable property was found – a three-bedroom wooden Queensland style home on 2½ acres of land bordering Elimbah, near Caboolture and Morayfield.
The official opening of the short-term centre based respite house “Retreat” took place at the Retreat, 17 D. Newman Court, Caboolture, on Saturday, February 18, 2006 by the Honourable Warren Pitt MP, Minister for Communities and Disability.
Since then CFN has grown in leaps and bounds. In 2015 we spread our wings and moved to Number 10 Grant Road, Morayfield. During this time Caboolture Family Network has also changed its name, to simply, CFN.
The name change reflects the ever-growing demand for our disability support services beyond the immediate Caboolture area and because we have always been referred to as CFN in that typical Australian tradition of abbreviating all our words!
Wherever we are located, and whatever we are called, what matters to us is how people feel when they come and visit and interact with us. Our property is often described as a place of warmth and acceptance and the Retreat has reached and surpassed everybody’s expectations and is looked upon as a place of fun, love and laughter.