Who We Are
In the beginning….
Julie Aganoff set up Change Futures in 2014 as a registered charity and not for profit psychology practice. Julie has 40 years experience in the community and not for profit sector so this was a natural progression from working for other organisations to establishing a new organisation.
The intent was to enable access to quality mental health services for vulnerable and marginalised clients. Access is a key issue, and most of the work undertaken by Change Futures is delivered as outreach – either in residential aged care facilities, community centres or in people’s homes.
The establishment of Change Futures also offered an opportunity to provide internships for new psychology graduates to enable them to achieve full registration. Julie has been training and supervising psychologists for 25 years including managing an internship program for nearly 20 years.
Julie has also been committed to making the organisation values based. Our mission, vision and values are outlined below.
The purpose of Change Futures is to work with people of all ages to provide opportunities for positive change and to enhance their psychological and emotional well-being.
Change Futures believes that if we heal the past and live in the present we can change the future.
We value Partnership with our clients, our staff and volunteers, our funders and other organisations to achieve mutually beneficial goals that resonate with our mission and vision.
Authenticity requires that all of our people conduct themselves ethically and honestly.
Individuality, diversity and difference are embraced and respected.
We value Kindness and compassion for others.
We Reflect on our ways of working and seek always to achieve positive change; to measure and review our results; and strive to learn and grow in our relationships, practices and processes.